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Reader feedback: An offer is not a sale

Re: Arms dealer under scrutiny, News Briefs, Oct. 20 - 26, Vol. 9, No 40

According to Slovak law, a company doesn't have to report to ministry that a UN embargoed country has made a request for a weaponry purchase. They do not even have to know which countries are UN embargoed. It is legal to prepare and offer and send it to the inquirer.

Since conditions for an export of arms to other countries change frequently, a company might prefer to prepare the offer and then send it to the state License Committee for approval. The License Committee would deny the request if the country was under UN embargo. It is possible that reporter was aware of these facts and purposely misrepresented them in order to suit his needs.

Pete

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