Adnan Khashoggi

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"After the withdrawal of Chevron from its Suakin Basin oilfields, 40 km from the Red Sea, the Government of Sudan signed an agreement with the Saudi Arabian businessman, Adnan Khashoggi, to establish the National Oil Company of Sudan to resume the production of oil in exchange for a 50% interest in the venture and related assets." [1]


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"Khashoggi is a Turkoman, another non-Saudi son of one of Ibn Saud's doctors; the world's best-known arms dealer; a giver of multi-million-dollar parties full of blondes on the make; a man with a prison record in Switzerland and the United States; once the owner of one of the most lavishly decorated yachts in the world; a friend of former Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan and a contributor to their presidential campaigns (report-edly $2 million to Nixon's 1972 effort) and the father of a liberated daughter (Nabilla) who openly lived with her boyfriend and who has very little in common with Saudi womanhood. Khashoggi is generous and loyal to his friends; and many of them, including many seemingly useless ones, became multi-millionaires clinging on to his wheeler-dealer's coat tails." [2]

From Khashoggi's lengthy profile in "Servants of the Crown," Committee Against Corruption in Saudi Arabia (CACSA), last modified October 14, 2000.

Uzbekistan oil and natural gas reserves

"Hank Greenberg has had a long time relationship with Henry Kissinger, the partner of Richard Perle in Trireme Partners, the firm that, according to Seymour Hersh, attempted to negotiate deals with Saudi Arabia using Saudi billionaire arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi as an intermediary. Greenberg and Khashoggi, according to CIA sources, have long had an interest in exploiting the oil and natural gas reserves of Uzbekistan and the construction of pipelines across the Uralskaya region of Russia. ... According to Enron insiders, on Saturday, September 7, 1996, 42 representatives of Enron and UNOCAL met in Tashkent, the Uzbek capital, with Khashoggi, Taliban representatives, and Uzbek government officials. The subject was the CentGas pipeline through Afghanistan to Pakistan, a project that involved UNOCAL, Enron, and Saudi support. ..." [3]

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