Daniel Storm

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Person.png Daniel StormRdf-icon.png
(arms dealer, diplomat)
NationalitySouth African
South African diplomat arms dealer

Daniel Storm was a South African diplomat arrested in Paris in April 1989 along with Ulster loyalists Noel Little, Samuel Quinn, and James King, and American arms dealer Douglas Bernhardt, from whom he was attempting to obtain missile parts.[1]

Activities

The Times reported that Storm was a diplomat at the South African embassy in Paris and an official of Armscor, the state-owned arms manufacturer.

French news reports said Mr Storm was detained at the scene, questioned, then released on the grounds of diplomatic immunity. The Sunday Tribune in Durban said Mr Storm was believed to be an agent of South Africa's National Intelligence Service. The South African Department of Foreign Affairs said it had 'no comment at this stage'.[2]

Storm subsequently returned to South Africa, under pressure from the French authorities, who also expelled three other South African diplomats.[3]


References

  1. JAMIE DETTMER, ANDREW MCEWEN, and PHILIP JACOBSON, New missile may have been target; Starstreak, The Times, 24 April 2009.
  2. JAMIE DETTMER, ANDREW MCEWEN, and PHILIP JACOBSON, New missile may have been target; Starstreak, The Times, 24 April 2009.
  3. France expels South African diplomats, United Press International, 28 April 1989.