Commodore Frank Bainimarama says terrorists were threatening Fiji's safety.
Fiji's military backed leader Commodore Frank Bainimarama has told the United Nations Fiji's 2006 coup was staged to stop terrorists taking control of his country.
Commodore Bainimarama has addressed the United Nations' General Assembly three times since he staged the military takeover in late 2006.
This year he has told the UN the coup was necessary, because the country's politicians had links to terrorists.
"Politicians, in league with those who employ terror as a tactic, to push their racial supremacy and corrupt agenda, had become a threat to the safety and security of our people," he said.
Commodore Bainiamarama also used the address to ask for understanding about why he cannot allow a return to democratic rule until 2014 - Radio Australia