WASHINGTON — 5 years in the past, the US accused a rich Israeli diamond vendor of greater than $1 billion price of corrupt mining and oil offers within the Democratic Republic of Congo, saying they undermined financial development and “the rule of legislation” within the impoverished African nation.

Now, that businessman, Dan Gertler, has discovered a shocking ally in his quest to have his identify faraway from a U.S. sanctions record: President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Regardless of the…

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