Iceland blocks Venezuela from receiving shipment of tear gas from China

Posted on October 26, 2017 • Filed under: China, Conflicts, Police/Military Activity, Venezuela

PANAMPOST.COM/Orlando Avendaño  – The Icelandic Ministry of Transport and Local Government received a letter from the European Transport Agency on Friday, October 20 requesting permission to transport anti-riot gear to Venezuela; however, the query was rejected.

The agency requested the transfer of 16 tons of tear gas from China to Venezuela. The material would have made a stop at the airport in the town of Keflavik, south of Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland.


According to their website, “the Ministry recommends that the Icelandic Transport Agency refuse the aforementioned consultations on the transfer of military data in Icelandic territory,” arguing that, in Venezuela, vulnerable areas of the country don’t respect basic human rights. Read Article

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