Iran denies trucks held in Turkey taking arms to Syria

By REUTERS
January 12, 2012 21:02

 
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ANKARA - The Iranian embassy in Ankara denied on Thursday that four trucks being held by Turkish customs were carrying military equipment from Iran to Syria, while a spokesman for Turkey's foreign ministry said an investigation was still in progress.

The trucks were confiscated on Tuesday in Turkey's southeast province of Kilis at the Oncupinar border crossing into Syria.

"These trucks have been subject to control regarding the goods they carry, and the investigation continues," Foreign Ministry spokesman Selcuk Unal said.

The Iranian embassy's statement coincided with a visit to Ankara by Iran's parliament speaker, Ali Larijani, for talks with Turkey's leaders.

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