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Britain 'exporting millions of pounds of arms to Russia'

The UK is continuing to export weapons worth tens of millions of pounds and other dual-use military equipment to Russia, despite concerns Moscow is supplying separatist rebels with weapons, MPs have warned.

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MPs blast 'questionable' sale of chemicals to Syria

Successive governments have been criticised by a group of MPs for issuing and continuing export licenses which allow chemicals to be sold to Syria.

  • The CAEC hit out at the previous Labour government's decision to issue five licenses for sodium fluoride, which it described as "highly questionable".
  • MPs were also critical of the Coalition for issuing two licences for sodium and potassium fluoride after the civil war had begun. CAEC said this was irresponsible.
  • They also said the current Government's claim that it had no grounds to refuse the licences was "grossly inaccurate".

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