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10 January 2001

Guardian (UK)

France's widening arms-dealing scandal threatened to embroil more high-ranking figures yesterday as the head of an arms export agency run by the interior ministry claimed his company had for years served as a cover for trafficking. Henri Hurand, managing director of Sofremi, the export company controlled by the interior ministry, alleged that the accused arms dealer Pierre Falcone was Sofremi's sole intermediary for foreign arms sales and that he had "showered everyone... (

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