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September 10, 1993 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The intelligence agent who masterminded Iraq's secret arms-buying network in the United States and Europe has been appointed oil minister by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Safa Jawad Habubi, named oil minister last weekend, was indicted two years ago for his role in an Atlanta bank scandal, and Justice Department officials said there is a warrant for his arrest. Rep. Henry B. Gonzalez (D-Tex.
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September 10, 1993 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The intelligence agent who masterminded Iraq's secret arms-buying network in the United States and Europe has been appointed oil minister by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Safa Jawad Habubi, named oil minister last weekend, was indicted two years ago for his role in an Atlanta bank scandal, and Justice Department officials said there is a warrant for his arrest. Rep. Henry B. Gonzalez (D-Tex.
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September 26, 1993 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Italian government gave the go-ahead for Italy's largest bank to finance Iraqi arms purchases before the 1991 Persian Gulf War in order to soften a dispute between the two countries over warships that Iraq had ordered but Italy could not deliver, a book published Saturday alleges.
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October 11, 1994 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Iraq's massing of troops near the Kuwaiti border put Russia in a quandary: Moscow has sided with Washington against Baghdad for reasons of politics and regional stability, but at the same time Russia aims to avoid alienating a country it sees as an important business partner. In recent months, Russia has been moving closer to Iraq, eager to renew one of the Soviet Union's most profitable friendships.
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