Manouchehr Mottaki

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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Dec 15th, 2010
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Senegal recalled its ambassador to Iran on Tuesday, saying it was unhappy with explanations given by Tehran over an arms seizure in Nigeria that has dented Iran’s quest for allies and trade partners in Africa. Neighbouring Gambia has already cut all ties with Iran after the seizure in Lagos por...
By benim
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Dec 15th, 2010
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African nations should join forces to create a one-million-strong army to protect the continent and confront outsiders like NATO and China, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said on Tuesday. Gaddafi, well known for his forthright rhetoric, has acquired growing influence in Africa but his ambition to buil...
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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&...
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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...
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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...
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Nov 13th, 2010
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Nigeria will report Iran to the U.N. Security Council if it finds any evidence that an illegal arms shipment it seized two weeks ago violated U.N. sanctions, Nigerian Foreign Minister Odein Ajumogobia said on Friday. Ajumogobia met his Iranian counterpart Manouchehr Mottaki late on Thursday to discus...