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Saudi purge may lift lid on Shell’s money-laundering role in £43bn BAE al-Yamamah arms deal 

By John Donovan

The Times has published an article today, 11 November 2017, under the headline “Saudi purge may lift lid on £43bn BAE arms deal

Extract: Britain’s biggest -ever arms deal faces renewed scrutiny after Saudi Arabia placed it at the centre of an urgent criminal investigation as part of the kingdom’s anti-corruption drive. One of the hundreds of princes, ministers and businessmen held in the country’s unprecedented purge of senior figures is Prince Turki bin Nasser, the royal at the centre of the so­ called al-Yamamah scandal, The Times has been told.

The article includes damning comment from former Shell Chief Economist Sir Vince Cable, currently leader of the UK Liberal Democrat party. He says that it is “an indictment of our foreign policy” that Saudi Arabia was now ahead of Britain in looking at the corruption claims that have swirled round the arms deal for years.

I wonder if he is aware that Shell (and BP) played a money-laundering role in the al-Yamamah oil for arms scandal?

See “Shell Money Laundering for Saudi Arabia“.

As can be seen in that article, I uncovered extensive irrefutable documentary evidence from the UK National Archive proving *the involvement of Shell and BP.  Links are provided.

The Times article goes on to claim: “The Saudi decision to investigate the £43billion deal created political pres­sure last night for Britain to reopen its investigation into al-Yamamah, which was halted in 2006 on the orders of Tony Blair, prime minister at the time.

Lets hope for the sake of Britain’s reputation that this is exactly what happens.

*SCREENSHOT OF ONE LETTER and its sister non-profit websites,,,,,, and are owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia feature.

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