Former French Interior Minister Charles Pasqua, sentenced to one year in prison for his role in the illegal sale of arms to Angola in the 1990s, said then president Jacques Chirac was fully aware of what was going on.
Former French Interior Minister Charles Pasqua, sentenced in late October to one year in prison for his role in the arms-to-Angola or “Angolagate” scandal, insisted Thursday that France’s highest-ranking officials knew about the sale of arms in 1995.
During a press conference in Paris, Pasqua told reporters that then president Jacques Chirac and his top presidential aid, and former prime minister, Dominique de Villepin were fully aware of the arms sales, and had failed in their duties by keeping quiet about this knowledge.
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Date created : 2009-11-12