Protected by French intelligence

Arms dealer and business intermediary Ziad Takieddine not only had highly privileged relations with the inner circle of Nicolas Sarkozy’s political aides, he also enjoyed favoured treatment from the French intelligence service, the DGSE.

Go back to summary: The Takieddine files

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26.08.2011

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Takieddine offers his services to French intelligence

In May 2005, Ziad Takieddine wrote a letter, on headed notepaper featuring the address of his prestigious central Paris residence on the avenue Georges-Mandel, to Pierre Brochand, head of the French intelligence services, the DGSE, since 2002. Takieddine’s objective was to communicate to Brochand “in person and face to face” information relating to France’s external security" based on "various meetings with Colonel Gaddafi".

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French intelligence services hand over their dossier on Takieddine to the justice authorities

Document first revealed online 24.08.2011 (à mettre dans la colonne de gauche)
In December 2010, the French Consultative Commission for National Defence Secrecy ordered the declassification of 23 documents, until then protected by secrecy laws, including a file held by the national intelligence services, the DGSE, on the subject of Ziad Takieddine (and which had previously been publicly revealed by French news website Owni. In fact, the DGSE file was a truncated version of the original.