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U.S. condoned Iraq oil smuggling

September 26, 2018
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Documents obtained by CNN reveal the United States knew about, and even condoned, embargo-breaking oil sales by Saddam Hussein’s regime, and did so to shore up alliances with Iraq’s neighbors. (CNN — 3 February, 2005)
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U.S. and others are said to have acquiesced in Iraqi oil transactions outside approved U.N. program. (Washington Post — 3 February, 2005)
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The man in charge of the-oil-for food program for the United Nations made illicit oil deals with Iraq and “violated standards of integrity,” according to an initial investigative report released Thursday. (CNN — 4 February, 2005)
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U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Friday he was “shocked” by an initial investigative report that found the man in charge of the U.N. oil-for-food program made illicit oil deals. (CNN — 5 February, 2005)
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