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140,000 Canisters of U.S. Tear Gas to Egypt’s Morsi


The Egyptian publication Al-Masry Al-Youm reports that the U.S. government has supplied five containers carrying 140,000 tear-gas canisters to Egypt’s interior ministry. It further reports that this shipment left Wilmington, Del., on March 14 aboard the SS Jamestown and has just arrived the port of Suez. They cost the Egyptian government just under US$2.5 million. According to ministry spokesperson Hani Abdel Latif, the ministry imported the grenades in order to protect state facilities.