Britain sent poison gas chemicals to Assad: Proof that the UK delivered Sarin agent to Syrian regime for SIX years
British companies delivered sodium flouride to Syrian firm from 2004-2010
The chemical is a key component in manufacture of nerve gas
Sale has been blasted as 'grossly irresponsible' in light of chemical attacks
Intelligence expert says substance will have been diverted to regime
By Mark Nicol
PUBLISHED: 16:10 EST, 7 September 2013 | UPDATED: 04:26 EST, 8 September 2013
British companies sold chemicals to Syria that could have been used to produce the deadly nerve agent that killed 1,400 people, The Mail on Sunday can reveal today.
Between July 2004 and May 2010 the Government issued five export licences to two companies, allowing them to sell Syria sodium fluoride, which is used to make sarin.
The Government last night admitted for the first time that the chemical was delivered to Syria – a clear breach of international protocol on the trade of dangerous substances that has been condemned as ‘grossly irresponsible’.
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