Takieddine says Villepin in Sarkozy smear campaign

Key suspect in French probe into illegal political funding via arms sales abroad accuses former PM Dominique de Villepin of smear campaign.

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Ziad Takieddine, under investigation over suspected illegal party funding via arms sales to Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, on Thursday accused French former Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin of trying smear his old enemy, President Nicolas Sarkozy.