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How is the UAE’s Central Bank Governor connected to one of the most controversial people in the US government?

March 11, 2009 2:15 by

Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger served as the US Secretary of State from 1973 to 1977. He was awarded the Nobel Prize of Peace in 1973 for his efforts to negotiate a peaceful settlement of the Vietnam War.

But Kissinger’s presence in the US government was marked by controversy; he was accused of being responsible for secret bombings in Cambodia in 1969 and for the US ground invasion of Cambodia in 1970, and was also alleged to have authorized wiretaps to stopping leaks of classified information.

In 2002, Kissinger was appointed to chair the independent inquiry into the intelligence failures that contributed to the terrorist attacks on the United States in September 2001. However, he later resigned after questions were raised about a possible conflict of interest between the nature of inquiry and his personal stake in his political consulting firm.


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