The Essen-based chemical wholesaler Brenntag denied on Wednesday that it has circumvented EU export rules and Swiss law to facilitate the export of chemicals to Syria in 2014.
The German company’s Swiss subsidiary supplied isopropanol and diethylamine to the Assad regime, that is, two agents that can be used for the manufacturing of the nerve agents Sarin and VX. German media report that diethylamine exported to Syria was produced by German chemicals giant BASF in Antwerp, Belgium, while isopro...

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