In Bed With Iraq?

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Iraqi President Saddam Hussein

Thursday, Sep. 19, 2002
On 11 September, the management of the state-owned Orao manufacturer of airplane parts in Bosnia's Republika Srpska publicly denied U.S. allegations that it was exporting military and other equipment to Iraq. The Republika Srpska Defense Ministry said on 10 September that it had concluded an investigation into the matter and turned up no evidence that the company was dealing with Iraq.

The scandal first began to make waves the previous week, on 4 September, when the U.S. Embassy in Bosnia sent a diplomatic note to the Bosnian Foreign Ministry, accusing Orao of...