In a new scandal, Biden promised Putin Iraqi oil revenues in return for support for America's war
13:27 - 11/09/2019
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US Vice President Joseph Biden tried to bribe Russian President Vladimir Putin with Iraqi oil revenues seized at the start of the war in exchange for Russia's support for the 2003 invasion of Iraq,
a report said on Wednesday .
Biden asked for a meeting with Putin and proposed a deal where all proceeds from Iraq's seized oil would initially go to cash-strapped Russia in return for Russian support for the invasion. Biden saw it as an offer that Putin would not be able to He rejected it, and he was disappointed that the Bush administration did not think about it. ”
According to a copy of the events at the Kennedy Library of Congress, Biden said he approached Putin and asked him the question: What if President Bush would actually agree that the first revenues coming from Iraqi oil would pay about $ 12 billion in hard currency, which The Russians need it directly? ”
"Putin's response at first was to reject the offer, but they ended up going into the details. Biden said Putin responded by saying, 'That's not how I build my policy, but let's talk about it'," he said. ”.
"Biden called the White House to convey his conversation with Putin, but he was disappointed that he did not reach the president of any of those details," the website said, adding that he believed Putin could have joined the invasion of Iraq
if Bush had made the deal. "The proceeds that will cover the external debt have been repaid, and we agree that the Russians will be first, because they were starving."
Biden accused the Bush administration of rejecting his plan to buy Putin's support for oil money because of Bush's unwillingness to share resources, noting that "the reason why the president did not know about his plan is" because we thought this would go so far that we are going to war because of oil, but That was a profit for American oil companies. ” Finished / 25 z