More Criticism for Foreign Minister Carl Bildt

Sweden’s former prime minister, and outgoing leader of the opposition Social Democratic Party, Göran Persson, says Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has damaged his office through his membership on the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq, which lobbied for the invasion of Iraq.

Persson also demands that the foreign minister, who is also a former prime minister and former leader of the Moderate Conservative party, reveal more information about his share holdings and board positions in companies accused of supporting human rights violations in Turkey, Sudan and Russia.

This follows demands for Bildt’s resignation by the youth section of the Social Democratic Party. 

Meanwhile, Carl Bildt has announced that he has sold the last of his shares in the controversial Lundin Oil company, which is accused of backing the regime in Sudan.

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt maintains he has full confidence in his much-criticised foreign minister.

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