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George Galloway MP Statement On CSM Admission

News release from George Galloway MP – 20th June 2003


In reference to the Christian Science Monitor’s admission today that the papers they published about Mr Galloway’s relations with the Iraqi regime were forgeries he said,

“I don't accept their apology. Firstly a newspaper of their international standing should have conducted these basic checks on the authenticity of these documents before they published them and not more then two months afterwards. This internationally renowned newspaper published on its front page, in virtually every country in the world, that I took $10 million from Saddam Hussein based on papers which have proved to be forgeries. They did not even speak to me before publishing these allegations. My legal action against them continues.

“Second, I want to know who forged these documents. The notion that a superannuated general self-generated a conspiracy like this one is implausible. I am calling on the Prime Minister, as head of the co-occupying power in Iraq, to investigate how this conspiracy came about. As a member of the House of Commons, indeed as a British subject, I have the right to the protection of the British intelligence services from a conspiracy hatched by persons unknown but whose handiwork was conducted in foreign territory co-occupied by Great Britain.”


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