Iran: No arms for Hamas on docked ship

FM spokesman says Cypriot authorities inquired about the ship's cargo, denies weapons on board.

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February 11, 2009 11:38
Iran: No arms for Hamas on docked ship

cyprus ship iran arms hamas 248.88. (photo credit: AP)

 
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Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman on Wednesday denied reports that a ship detained off Cyprus was carrying Iranian weapons destined for the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Spokesman Hassan Qashqavi said that Cypriot authorities had inquired about the ship's cargo but accusations that weapons were on board were baseless. Cypriot Foreign Minister Markos Kyprianou said Tuesday that the ship had breached a UN ban on Iranian arms exports but refused to specify what had been found on the Cypriot-flagged Monchegorsk. Cyprus inspected the Monchegorsk twice after it arrived Jan. 29. The US military stopped the ship last month in the Red Sea and said it found artillery shells and other arms on board, but it could not legally detain the ship.

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