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Last modified: 15 Apr 2012 17:40
A German ship that is suspected of transporting Iranian arms to Syria is being diverted to an unspecified port for inspection, a German government spokeswoman said on Sunday. 
"The economy ministry has been in contact with the owner of the ship. The ship will now head for a safe port (in a different
country). There the goods will be checked," a spokeswoman for the economy ministry told Reuters. 
She said she did not know specifically where the ship would dock for the inspection. 

On Saturday, the economy ministry had said it was investigating a report that the German-owned ship in the Mediterranean en route to Syria was carrying Iranian weapons in breach of an arms embargo. 
[Source: Reuters]

View Saturday's blog post for more information. 
 
Continue reading our news story 'UN monitors head to Syria as fighting rages' for more detail and context.


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