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By benim
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Jan 18th, 2011
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A United Nations panel of experts on sanctions on Iran on Tuesday probed an illegal shipment of weapons seized in Nigeria last October sent from an Iranian port, the Nigerian foreign minister said. The team was in Nigeria to “meet with relevant government officials as part of a neutral fact-fin...
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Nov 26th, 2010
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An Iranian man has been charged with arms trafficking in a Nigerian court, in connection with a shipment of weapons intercepted last month. Azim Aghajani appeared in court in Abuja, but did not enter a plea. Court documents reportedly identified him as a Tehran businessman, and also a member of Iran&...
By benim
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Nov 25th, 2010
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The illegal arms shipment intercepted this week at Nigeria’s busiest port came from Belgium through Germany, a navy spokesman said Thursday. “I can confirm to you that the origin of the impounded consignment of arms, military equipment and vehicles is Belgium. The vessel came to Nigeria v...
By benim
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Nov 16th, 2010
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The story of the tension between Iran and Nigeria started on October 26, when Nigeria’s State Security Service (SSS) discovered 13 containers of illegal weapons at its Lagos seaport. The company which shipped the containers announced that it was a victim of fake declaration, claiming the arms w...
By benim
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Oct 26th, 2010
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LAGOS, Nigeria – Nigerian security forces seized an illegal arms shipment Tuesday containing “grenades, explosives and mortars” at the nation’s largest shipping port, a secret police spokeswoman said. The seizure represents a troubling sign in Africa’s most populous nati...