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Annan met with UN reform pointman Yevgeny Primakov in Moscow when Oil-For-Food scandal broke
CFP ^ | January 31, 2005 | CFP

Posted on 01/31/2005 9:48:39 AM PST by MikeEdwards

Did United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan hightail it to Moscow to check in with his handpicked UN reform man Yevgeny Primakov within weeks of William Safire’s New York Times expose on alleged scandal in the Oil-For-Food Program?

The first of Safire’s groundbreaking Oil-For-Food investigative stories ran in mid-March, 2004.

Here’s Annan’s Moscow itinerary as documented by The Russian Federation: "Annan arrived in Moscow on Sunday, April 4, 2004 where he had an early working dinner with Evgeni (sic) Primakov, former Prime Minister of the Russian Federation."

On the following day, Annan visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where he laid a wreath before visiting with current Federation President Prime Minister Mikhail E. Fradkov and attending a Model United Nations Conference involving 1,800 high school and university students from all over Russia.

While in Moscow, Annan also met with President Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov and Secretary of the National Security Council, Igor Ivanov.

In other words, Annan met with Primakov, holding only the status of former Federation president before anyone else--including President Vladimir Putin.

While Paul Volcker, who leads the Oil-For-Food probe, has been investigating Annan in the comfort of his own Turtle Bay office, ex-KGB spymeister, Primakov remains under the probe’s radar screen.

But Volcker, Benon Sevan, the original "senior UN official" in the Oil-For-Food program, and Primakov share something in common: all three were handpicked for their individual roles by Kofi Annan. . . . .

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1 posted on 01/31/2005 9:48:40 AM PST by MikeEdwards
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To: MikeEdwards

If you are looking for coffee cup to do any jail time or give any money from his swiss a/c back dream on.

2 posted on 01/31/2005 10:41:24 AM PST by keysguy (Time to get rid of the UN and the ACLU)
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