France freezes assets of three people, nine firms over Syria chemical weapons

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PARIS (Reuters) – 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. Read more.