Project Simoom

Number 25616
Subject Weapons
Source Sverige Radio
State Sweden
Year 2012
Publication Date 03/06/2012; 03/07/2012; 11/21/2012; 12/21/2012
Summary Our investigation "Project Simoom" revealed how the Swedish government in secret helped Saudi Arabia with the planning of an advanced weapons factory. In order to hide the plans from the public a state agency set up an illegal dummy corporation formed with cash from the military intelligence service to handle the project with the saudis. Our disclosure forced the Defence minister Sten Tolgfors and his staff to resign, and stopped the construction of the weapons factory, the investigation has won several awards including the number one broadcast award in Europe "Prix Europa"
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Keywords Swedish government; Saudi Arabia; weapons factory
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