Sarkis Soghanalian died, “the merchant of death” in Miami

8 October 2011

He confessed to having sold weapons to the government through Montesinos Fujimori

Sarkis Soghanalian , arms dealer known as “the merchant of death”, died Thursday inMiami, USA. He was 82 years old.

known international arms dealer, Sarkis Soghanalian, not only sold weapons to the corrupt government of Alberto Fujimori, by Vladimiro Montesinos , but also weapons to dictators It worked in Nicaragua and Iraq.

As reported by the Associated Press, the son of Soghanalian, said his father, who was born in Turquría died Wednesday as a result of heart failure.

At this point in his life, the “merchant of death” was a Lebanese citizen residing in Miami, Florida.

As indicated by various journalistic research conducted Soghanalian arms sales agreements worth millions of dollars to various customers, including the Christian militia during Lebanon’s civil war.

Then add some sources, was sentenced in the early 90s on charges of “illicit association” to sell attack helicopters and rocket launchers to Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in the Iran-Iraq conflict.

Also, exclusive interviews with The Republic, confessed to the trafficker selling weapons to the Peruvian government of Alberto Fujimori, through former advisor Vladimiro Montesinos.

… For “The Merchant of Death”, an old associate of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), for which he also Montesinos works, it is clear that when the weapon was sent from Jordan to Peru, the final destination was a government decision to Fujimori and his former advisor Montesinos. Soghanalian reported that when he dispatched the first shipment of rifles, the Peruvian military sent him documents accounting for the receipt of the guns “Kalashnikov” and its “full satisfaction for the weapons, then made ​​a second shipment.” The dealer also acknowledged that the United States intervened confirming that the true destination of the guns was the Peruvian Army. “They were told even before we signed the contract with Peru,” said