– ALI BIN MUSSALIM
* Ali Bin Mussalim is a Saudi citizen and Swiss-based businessman holding a Saudi diplomatic passport and an“advisor at the Royal Court” in Saudi Arabia.
According to the book Al-Qaeda Will Conquer (Al-Qa’ida Vaincra), by the author Guillaume Dasquié, published in 04/2005, Ali Bin Mussalim was an intermediary in negotiations over the €4.3bn Sawari 2 contract, signed in 1994 between the French and Saudi governments to supply frigates to the Saudi navy and for which, sources said he received €50m in commissions.
In 01/2002 George Wolfe, then the US Treasury’s deputy general counsel in Switzerland, said in a letter to the Swiss prosecution that Ali Bin Mussalim “has been providing indirect investment services for Al Qaeda, investing funds for Bin Laden, and making cash deliveries on request to the Al Qaeda organisation”.
The letter linked Ali Bin Mussalim to the now defunct Bank Al-Taqwa and its founder, Youssef Nada. Both have been named by the US and United Nations as providers of terrorist finance.
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