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Israeli Firms Sell Toxins to Honduras Putschists

New York - Honduran Foreign Minister Patricia Rodas denounced that two Israeli companies supplied putschists with the toxic gases thrown inside the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa, where President Manuel Zelaya is staying.

"We have received information that the chemicals and arms have been supplied by Alfacom and Intercom companies, owned by Israeli Yehuda Leitner," Rodas said in press conference in thit city.

After putschists soldiers threw gases inside the embassy, nearly 80 people have had headaches, vomiting, diarrhoeas, and nose bleeding over the last hours.

Dr. Mauricio Castellano stated that air samples taken in the embassy's surroundings had high concentrations of hydrogen cyanide, which obstructs breathing when it gets in contact with iron levels in the blood.

Rodas, who is attending the 64th General Assembly of the United Nations, called for the international community to send a medical mission to her country to examine those poisoned.

Over 100 people are inside the diplomatic mission to accompany the constitutional president of Honduras, who unexpectedly arrived in the country on Monday, nearly three months after the coup.

A numerous military contingent is deployed around the embassy, after thousands of people who were on the place to support Zelaya were moved away by the use of force.