16 January 2013

Egypt: Military Production Ministry: Our Factories Don't Produce Any Internationally-Prohibited Weapons

Minister of State for Military Production General Reda Hafez has said that Egypt's military production factories did not and would not produce any type of internationally-prohibited weapons and ammunitions.

In an exclusive statement to al-Ahram newspaper, published on Wednesday 16/1/2013, the Minister reaffirmed Egypt's commitment to international conventions.

Hafez was reacting to claims floated through a Human Rights Watch report on the Internet on Monday 14/1/2013 that the cluster bombs being used by Syrian government troops have been made in Egypt.

He described what has been published to this respect as "lies", noting that they aim at tarnishing Egypt's image through fabricated reports that those internationally-banned weapons have been smuggled to Syria to exterminate the Syrian people.

Egypt has never helped in illegally supplying any country or faction with weapons, said Hafez.

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