Iraq's Governing Council to probe oil bribery allegations

Iraq's Governing Council has announced it will investigate media allegations that former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein used millions of barrels of the country's oil to bribe foreign politicians and organizations.Baghdad's independent Al-Mada newspaper raised the allegations late last month, publishing a list of some 270 names of individuals, companies, and organizations inside and outside Iraq that it said had received coupons worth millions of barrels of oil.Included on Al-Mada's list were members of Arab ruling families, religious organizations, politicians and parties from Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, the UAE, Turkey, Sudan, China, Austria, France, Italy, and a host ...

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