Chalabi says he holds embarrassing documents about King Abdullah relations with Saddam
Iraqi National Congress (INC) leader Ahmad Chalabi has taken possession of 25 tons of documents from Saddam Hussein's secret police, some of them onerous for the Jordanian royal family, Newsweek reported in its latest edition.
"It's a huge thing. Some of the files are very damning," Chalabi told Newsweek in an interview, implying that some of the most incriminating material concerned Jordan's King Abdullah.
The monarch, who has ruled Jordan since 1999, "is worried about his relationship with Saddam. He's worried about what might come out," Chalabi told Newsweek.
Chalabi built and lost a banking empire in Jordan in the 1980s. After he was forced to flee the kingdom, he was convicted in absentia of fraud and embezzlement.
King Abdullah has recently said Ahmad Chalabi should not be in Iraq's new leadership because of embezzlement charges against him in Jordan and because of his long absence from Iraq. “What contacts does he have with the people on the street?” King Abdullah asked. (Albawaba.com)
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