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Leaked Document Lists Oil Middlemen During Saddam Regime

The Iraqi daily al-Madapublished on 25 January a list of the middlemen assigned Iraqi oil contracts under the oil-for-food programs 3rd to 12th phases. While all the contracts were public, approved by the Security Councils sanctions committee, and their value was deposited with the Iraq Escrow Account at the UN, what was not known at the time was who the real beneficiaries of the deals were, since many...