Iran says misunderstanding settled with Nigeria over intercepted arms

22:06, November 15, 2010      

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<Iranian Foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki (R), attends a joint press conference with his Afghan counterpart Zalmay Rasoul in Tehran, capital of Iran Nov. 15, 2010.(Xinhua/Ahmad Halabisaz)/center>
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Monday that Iran and Nigeria have settled " misunderstanding" over the intercepted arms in Nigeria.

The misunderstandings over the smuggled arms were hatched by the enemies to destroy the relations between Iran and Nigeria, Mottaki said at a joint press conference with his Afghani counterpart Zalmay Rasul in Tehran.

"The Iranian citizen who was working for the private company and implicated in the case has provided Nigerian officials with required explanations and I believe that the misunderstandings have been settled," Mottaki said.

Nigeria said it seized Iranian arms shipment at Lagos port last month labelled as building supplies.

On Friday, Nigeria said that it would report the case to the UN Security Council if it was proved that the issue violated international law and U.N. sanctions.

Source: Xinhua


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