TITLE

A DEEPENING U.N. SCANDAL

AUTHOR(S)
Bacon Jr., Perry
PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
Time International (South Pacific Edition);11/29/2004, Issue 47, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information related to the money amassed by Saddam Hussein, former President of Iraq, by cheating the UN sanctions. By defrauding the oil-for-food program, imposed after the first Gulf War, Hussein raised billions for the construction of palaces and the purchase of weapons. Being hopeful that the U.N. sanctions would be revoked by foreign governments, Iraq had offered reduced-price oil vouchers. Nearly $6 billion of Iraqi assets have been frozen by the U.S.
ACCESSION #
23511531

 

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