Finland Bars Gas Detectors for Israel

(Helsingin Sanomat - Finland) - The Israel Defense Forces wished to acquire two Chempro 100 chemical warfare agent alarm units which can detect harmful gases in the air, but the Finnish government has denied an export license. According to an Israeli source, Israel feels the decision is incomprehensible, as gas detectors are meant for defense, and weapons exports to Israel have not been banned by the EU. The source explained that the acquisitions would have been made to prepare for gas being used against Israel in the event of a U.S. attack on Iraq.

2002-11-01 00:00:00

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