Former Minister of Defense and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian was approached by Scopa Industries, a subsidiary of Saudi private group Ajlan & Bros, who wanted to appoint him to an advisory position, according to information on IntelligenceOnline. This site, which specializes in intelligence and economic intelligence firms, has guaranteed its acceptance of the proposal for some time. But Breton, who has withdrawn from political life since May, confirmed on Monday, December 19, to the regional daily Le Telegramme, and to the 3 regions of France, that she rejected the offer.
This is wrong. The proposal was made to me, but I refused. It is not my subject, I want to live on something else.he told Telegram. In a press release he published this afternoon, the former minister specified:
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“I solemnly deny the rumors published today which lend me an intent to act, in any capacity whatsoever, in the service of any foreign defense industry whatsoever.”
“I won’t comment any further, it’s all crazy.”as he told the 3 regions of France. In the daily “Ouest-France” he notes: Dozens and dozens of companies have asked me. say yes or say no. »
asked Pierre Gastineau, a journalist for Intelligence Online, on Twitter, after the information was revealed: “When did he refuse the offer? After the newspaper was published? Because before no, even his previous ministry was warned.”
A Saudi company serving the Crown Prince
Scopa Industries, according to “Le Telegramme”, has put together a team of consultants with the address book provided to try to attract French companies in the defense sector in order to enter into partnership contracts with the Saudi army.
Scuba Industries is the main defense company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and contributes directly to the strategic plan of Vision 2030. [la stratégie du prince héritier, Mohammed Ben Salmane, visant à redorer l’image de son pays et à diversifier une économie dépendante du pétrole] By creating military industries and modernizing the Saudi armed forces.”We can read on the company’s website.