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Witness: I Saw UN Staff Take Bribes

Friends of Saddam [1] is turning into a really great source on UNSCAM information. Highly reccomended.

Among the stroies running there today coes this little gem:

“A BRITISH-IRAQI ‘oil-for-food’ trader claims that he witnessed United Nations border staff take bribes to allow contraband military equipment into Iraq. Hosam al-Chalabi, of Standish, near Wigan, told The Times that he had been present when an Iraqi diplomat paid off UN personnel to get 12 container-loads of what he believes were missile engines into Iraq from Jordan in 1997. UN sub-contractors inspected goods entering Iraq during the 13-year trade embargo to ensure that only approved imports crossed the border under the oil-for-food programme, which permitted Iraq to sell oil to buy humanitarian supplies.”