SWITZERLAND HALTS ARMS EXPORTS TO LEBANON DUE TO MISSING WEAPONS

Swissinfo on 21st February reported that an inability to account for a Swiss shipment of weapons exported to Lebanon has resulted in a freeze of arms exports.  Exports of war materiel to Lebanon would no longer be allowed until further notice.  This decision is linked to post-shipment verification last year of 10 assault rifles and 30 sub-machine guns that were exported to Lebanon in 2016.  Swiss inspectors were only able to verify and inspect 9 of the 40 small arms.

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/politics/risk-of-abuse_switzerland-halts-arms-exports-to-lebanon-due-to-missing-weapons/44775366#.XHABjAsS8RU.twitter

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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