This is astonishing. Medical equipment (masks) bound for Germany confiscated in Thailand, forcefully re-routed to the US. German official blames US for "modern piracy".
“Protective medical equipment made by US manufacturer 3M and bound for Germany was intercepted in Thailand and diverted to the US, in an incident a senior German official described as ‘modern piracy’.”
US swoop on masks sees 3M supplies diverted from Berlin
Every country understandably focuses on its own citizens, but the US is shooting itself in the foot in so many ways.
Financial Times lead paragraph in breaking story: Protective medical equipment made by US manufacturer 3M and bound for Germany was intercepted in Thailand and diverted to the US, in an incident a senior German official described as “modern piracy."
Protective medical equipment made by US manufacturer 3M and bound for Germany was intercepted in Thailand and diverted to the US, in an incident a senior German official described as “modern piracy".
US swoop on masks sees 3M supplies diverted from Berlin
"Protective medical equipment made by US manufacturer 3M and bound for Germany was intercepted in Thailand and diverted to the US, in an incident a senior German official described as “modern piracy"."
. US swoop on masks sees 3M supplies diverted from Berlin - German official denounces ‘modern piracy’ as Trump tussles with company about foreign sales #covid19
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