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Former US Diplomat Could Make ‘Hundreds Of Millions’ Off Iraqi Oil Fields


A story first broken by the Norwegian newspaper Dagens Naeringsliv earlier this month and moved forward by the Times states that Peter Galbraith, a former US ambassador to Croatia and staffer at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was receiving compensation from Norwegian oil firm DNO when he helped negotiate the Iraqi constitution.

“The idea that a foreign oil company was in the room drafting the Iraqi Constitution has me reeling,” Feisal al-Istrabadi, a former Iraqi ambassador to the UN, told the Times of London. “It casts a tremendous pall on the legitimacy of the process. We do not let Shell draft the constitution of Nigeria.”

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