By REUTERS
09/18/2013 19:06

Berlin exported 111 tons of chemicals to Damascus between 2002-2006; German gov’t: Chemicals were sold for civilian use.

Chemical materials and gas masks are pictured in a warehouse at the front line of clashes in Syria.

Chemical materials and gas masks are pictured in a warehouse at the front line of clashes in Syria. Photo: REUTERS

BERLIN – Germany exported 111 tons of chemicals to Syria between 2002 and 2006 that could be used in the production of sarin gas, according to a government document published on Wednesday.

But the government rejected a suggestion from an opposition lawmaker that Germany might thereby have inadvertently contributed to the August 21 sarin attack in Syria, which the West blames on President Bashar Assad.

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