Iran: Arms seized in Nigeria a 'misunderstanding'

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November 15, 2010 16:54

 
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TEHERAN — Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Monday that the issue of an alleged Iranian arms shipment intercepted in Nigeria was a "misunderstanding" that has been settled.

Nigeria says the artillery rockets and other weapons, found at a Lagos port last month in shipping containers labeled as building supplies, originated in Iran and may have been destined for Nigerian politicians intending violence if they lose in upcoming elections. Nigeria said last week it would take action against Iran if an investigation shows it violated international law and UN sanctions, suggesting it might report Teheran to the world body.

Mottaki said that an Iranian implicated in the case has explained the situation to Nigerian authorities. "I think the misunderstandings have been settled in this field," Mottaki said, according to the state news agency IRNA.

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