Sebastian Rotella On Italian Arms Dealing To Iran
In a report published earlier this week, Sebastian Rotella reveals the details behind the Italian arms shipments to Iran. Rotella’s vivid and human portrait shows the maneuvers the dealers made, the wide cast of characters involved (including Italian politicians and an Iranian journalist accused of being a spy) and the events that led to their downfall.
Rotella talks to Sharona Coutts about this report and offers insight into Iran’s arms procurement networks, the connected Italian business people who thought they could get away with it because of lax enforcement of trade rules, the amounts of money involved and whether the arms that were sold to Iran were used against American and European forces by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
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