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CAIRO, June 12, 2018 (MENA) - The Chemical & Fertilizers Export Council said Tuesday that the exports of chemical sector increased through the period between January and April to reach $1.655 billion compared with $1.305 billion in the same period last year with an increase of 27%.

In a report released by the council, a copy of which MENA obtained, the council stated that sector's exports recorded a collective rise except detergents sector that plunged to 16% to reach $89.35 million compared with $106 million.

Egypt's exports of plastics engineering products hit $539.19 million compared with $426.18 million in 2017, with an increase of 27%, added the report.

Also, the exports of fertilizer products registered $318.60 million compared with $303.51 million in the same period last year as well as paper and cardboard products which reached $195.61 million compared with $169.81 million in 2017, read the report.

While, the inorganic chemicals' exports witnessed significant increase with a percentage of 111 to record $171.50 million compared with $81.323 million in addition to the organic chemicals' exports that recorded $80.26 million compared with $32.23 in the same period last year.

Other products including inks, paints, coal and batteries had witnessed increase also.

WASHINGTON, April 14. (TASS) - Actions by the United States and its allies in Syria would entail consequences for which they would have to bear responsibility, Russia’s ambassador in Washington Anatoly Antonov said in a statement on Saturday.

"We have warned that such actions will not remain without consequences. All responsibility for them rests upon Washington, London and Paris," he said. "The United States, a country that has the largest arsenal of chemical weapons, has no moral right to accuse other countries."

Statement by the Ambassador of Russia to the USA Anatoly Antonov on the strikes on Syria

The worst apprehensions have come true. Our warnings have been left unheard.
A pre-designed scenario is being implemented. Again, we are being threatened. We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences.
All responsibility for them rests with Washington, London and Paris.
Insulting the President of Russia is unacceptable and inadmissible.
The U.S. – the possessor of the biggest arsenal of chemical weapons – has no moral right to blame other countries.