German Firm Cancels Deal with Iran Due to Israeli Pressure

(Ha'aretz) Barak Ravid - After heavy diplomatic pressure from Israel, on Monday a German construction company partly owned by the German government canceled a contract to renovate the Bander Abbas port in Iran. Israel's ambassador to Berlin told Chancellor Angela Merkel's top aides that Iran has been exporting weapons from that port bound for Hizbullah and Hamas. Ambassador Yoram Ben Ze'ev stressed that Israel viewed the contract as German assistance to an Iranian arms deal with terror organizations.

2010-01-26 08:22:06

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