Jack Shenker · @hackneylad

29th Nov 2011 from Twitlonger

The US government (@USEmbassyCairo) authorised permanent export licences for $101m of defence sales to #Egypt in 2009 - including 33,770 units of 'Tear gases and riot control agents'(http://www.pmddtc.state.gov/reports/documents/rpt655_FY09.pdf - pages 114-119). This was under the Mubarak regime.

The US Embassy in Cairo said today that Washington has given $100,000 of humanitarian assistance to the victims of the recent violence in Egypt - perhaps it could now tell us the number and value of 'Tear gases and riot control agents' for which the US government has authorised permanent export licences to Egypt in 2010 and 2011? And how many will be authorised for 2012?

With thanks to @DanieleRaineri for the State Department link.

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