'The Jackal will talk,' Pasqua says

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The Independent Online
PARIS - Charles Pasqua, the French Interior Minister, was reported yesterday to have said he believed Carlos would reveal details of his operations and contacts and that 'many people in France would rather he were dead', writes Julian Nundy.

Le Journal du Dimanche quoted Mr Pasqua as saying that 'as soon as a man of that type is imprisoned, if he wants to keep up his image', he had to talk.

The newspaper said the minister, who masterminded the seizure of Carlos last week, believed that Carlos would reveal details of his contacts in France during a series of attacks that had cost the lives of 15 French nationals from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s.

The affair, the newspaper quoted Mr Pasqua as saying, 'is only just beginning'.