Report: Saddam "Bought UN Allies" with Oil

(Sunday Times-UK) Robert Winnett - A leaked report has exposed the extent of alleged corruption in the UN oil-for-food scheme in Iraq, identifying up to 200 individuals and companies that made profits running into hundreds of millions of pounds from it. The report, prepared on behalf of the interim Iraqi government by the London-based accountants KPMG and lawyers Freshfields, largely implicates France and Russia, both influential voices against UN-backed action. It details a catalogue of alleged bribery and corruption, revealing how Saddam's regime lined its pockets and those of influential politicians, journalists, and UN officials.

2004-10-04 00:00:00

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