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  •  Did UK have sanctions in place at the time? (2+ / 0-)
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    Christin, mahakali overdrive

    My  understanding is that these chemicals have other uses besides creating weapons, and there were no sanctions against UK companies selling these chemicals to Syria in place at the time the license to make the sales were granted.

    As soon as the EU did begin economic sanctions against Syria, including barring the sale of such chemicals to Syria, the licenses in question were revoked.

    I'm not sure there's much of a "scandal" here.

    •  So we should be fine with openly selling (1+ / 0-)
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      Senor Frog

      precursors to chemical weapons to states which are not signitories to the CWC? I thought there was an international norm against chemical weapons. Or does that only get brought up when militry action is on the table?

      If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

      by AoT on Sun Sep 01, 2013 at 01:03:06 PM PDT

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