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U.S. to Punish 3 Foreign Firms Over Iran Chemical Arms Sales

May 23, 1997| Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Clinton administration is punishing two Chinese companies and a third in Hong Kong suspected of providing Iran with chemical weapons technology. Five Chinese citizens also are accused.

China, which was not directly accused, subscribes to the international treaty banning production and proliferation of chemical weapons and to a missile technology control accord.

The Chinese companies were identified in the Federal Register by Thomas E. McNamara, the assistant secretary of State for political-military affairs, as Nanjing Chemical Industries Group and Jiangsu Yongli Chemical Engineering & Technology Import/Export Corp., and the Hong Kong firm as Cheong Yee Limited.

Trade will be cut off for at least a year with the companies and possibly also with companies with which the five Chinese citizens are associated, McNamara said in the notice.

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