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Oil for Food program gain new attention!

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posted on Jun, 29 2008 @ 06:22 PM
Since the war began, not much has been heard about the scam involving food and medicine in trade for oil. 99% of the money went to Saddam and his gold lined pockets. Seems odd that now years later, when the scandal could have been buried and blown over, it gains new attention.

What will come of this development?

The Iraqi government announced today that it intends to file suit in United States courts to recover funds allegedly embezzled from the United Nations oil-for-food program during Saddam Hussein's rule.

A statement by government spokesman Ali Dabbagh said the lawsuits would target companies and individuals that conspired to corrupt the U.N. program.
Iraq to file oil-for-food lawsuit in U.S. courts

The UN oil-for-food programme allowed Saddam Hussein's government to sell oil in order to buy humanitarian supplies during UN sanctions from 1996-2003.

An inquiry found that 2,200 firms paid $1.8bn in bribes to Iraqi officials.
Iraq to sue oil-for-food suspects

[edit on 30-6-2008 by ADVISOR]


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