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August 23, 2006

Norway mum on Iraqi bribes

Filed under: Mellemøsten, Norway — limewoody @ 8:44 am

A secret report from the Swedish foreign ministry claims that Norwegian officials were aware of the bribes and kickbacks around the UN’s now defunct “Oil for Food” program in Iraq, but kept quiet for fear of being blacklisted by Iraq.

The report is written by Gunnar Blom of the Sweddelegation to the UN. Blom had been assigned to investigate what the UN and various countries knew about the kickbacks that Iraq  demanded.



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