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The owner of a Lebanon-based company hit by a French assets freeze Friday denied allegations of links to a chemical weapons program in Syria.In addition to Allouch and Technolab, France's decision impacts eight other companies and two Syrian nationals.The other companies are based in Syria, Egypt, China and the United Arab Emirates, according to the French Official Gazette, where three decisions over the matter were published Friday.The decisions will subject each to an asset freeze for six months. In January, France announced asset freezes against 25 Syrian companies and executives, as well as French, Lebanese and Chinese businesses accused of assisting the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons.
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