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Tuesday, January 25, 2005

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AP - UNITED NATIONS — Investigators probing allegations of impropriety in the U.N. Oil-for-Food program have questioned Secretary-General Kofi Annan about his involvement and will do so again, a U.N. spokesman said Tuesday.

Annan met "more than once for an extended period of time" with former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker and his investigators last year, spokesman Fred Eckhard said. He said he believed there were two meetings, but he was not sure.

"The secretary-general is part of the investigation, is a subject like anyone else involved in oil-for-food at the secretariat," Eckhard said.

Investigators are probing allegations that administrators at the U.N. Oil-for-Food program for Iraq took bribes and allowed Saddam Hussein to skim money from the program.