Saddam Paid Off French Leaders

(Washington Times) Bill Gertz- Saddam Hussein paid $1.78 billion to French government officials, businessmen, and journalists in a bid to have sanctions removed, according to the CIA report. Iraqi intelligence agents targeted French President Chirac by giving gifts to a spokesman, two of his aides, and two French businessmen, the report said. One French politician assured Saddam in a letter that France would use its veto in the UN Security Council against any U.S. effort to attack Iraq.

2004-10-08 00:00:00

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