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Report: German ship carrying Iranian weapons to Syria stopped at sea

Posted By admin On April 14, 2012 @ 4:06 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Ofer Aderet
Haaretz [1]
April 14, 2012

A German ship carrying Iranian weapons was stopped the Mediterranean on Saturday, according to a report by Der Spiegel.

The ship, weighing 6,200 tons, was carrying weapons and ammunition to Tartus, Syria with the aim of arming President Bashar Assad’s forces, the report said.

It docked a few days ago in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, where it was loaded with weapons supplied by an Iranian cargo ship.

The ship was identified by Syrian defectors, who contacted the German shipping company. The company then ordered the ship to change course, and although it started heading toward Turkey is was eventually halted 80 kilometers southwest of Tartus.

The German government says it’s looking into the report.

Full article here [2]


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[1] Haaretz: http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/report-german-ship-carrying-iranian-weapons-to-syria-stopped-at-sea-1.424190

[2] Full article here: http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/ND14Ak01.html

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