BERLIN (AP) — The Swiss government says an investigation has concluded that hand grenades exported to the United Arab Emirates several years ago found their way to Syria via Jordan.
In July, Switzerland set up a joint commission with the UAE to investigate whether grenades exported to the Gulf nation were sent on to Syria. The move came after a newspaper published a photograph indicating a Swiss-made grenade was found with Syria rebels.
The government said Friday the commission found that the UAE sent on part of a shipment of Swiss hand grenades to Jordan in 2004 to support that country in fighting terrorism and "from there the hand grenades evidently made their way to Syria."
Switzerland says the UAE assured it in writing that no other weapons imported from Switzerland were re-exported.