France freezes assets of 3 people, 9 firms over Syria chemical weapons

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(Worthy News) - France said on Friday it had frozen the assets of three people nine companies suspected of involvement in the development of chemical weapons in Syria.

In a joint statement, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire and Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said the move was aimed at cracking down on networks suspected of helping Syria's Scientific Studies and Research Center.

The U.S. government and other countries accuse the centre of helping to develop chemical weapons for the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. [ Source: Channel News Asia (Read More...) ]

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