The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia. More…

Yes, the representatives of the Secretary-General of the United Nations were in Liberia at the time and he had meetings with me to ensure that the peace process was on course. He was visiting me at my house to encourage me to put more pressure on the fighting men and some men under my command, as commander in-chief, were very hostile to the peacekeepers. What they were saying was that they will disarm, but that the peacekeepers were planning to attack and they will arrest them and I told them, "No, that was not the intention." I told them the peacekeepers were here to bring peace to Liberia. I was able to convince them and some started to turn in their weapons from their various places of assignment.

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