German Ship Transporting Arms for Iran

[Der Spiegel-Germany] U.S. troops boarded the German-owned freighter Hansa India in the Gulf of Suez in early October and found eight containers full of ammunition, allegedly headed to Syria from Iran. The shipment is in violation of a UN weapons embargo and has become a source of chagrin in Berlin. Investigators suspect that the arms were part of an Iranian shipment bound for either the Syrian army or for Hizbullah, the militant Islamist group. The ship has for years been under charter to the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines.

2009-10-13 06:00:00

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