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25 March 2017 11:42 (South Africa)

Former French minister says ex-president was in on Angolan arms deal

A former French interior minister recently convicted for his role in an Angolan arms scandal (along with the son of former French President Francois Mitterand) has now accused former President Jacques Chirac of being in on the deal. Charles Pasqua was sentenced to one year in jail, with two years suspended, and fined €100,000 for selling weapons in defiance of a UN arms embargo. Mitterand was given a two-year suspended sentence and a €375,000 fine. Pasqua was a long-time member of Chirac's conservative governing elite, while Mitterand’s dad was his socialist rival. What’s that they say about thick as thieves?

Read more: Reuters, Telegraph.co.uk

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