Turkey says intercepts arms shipment from Iran to Syria


Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has confirmed that government authorities have intercepted an arms shipment from Iran to Syria, state-run Anatolian news agency said.

Asked about a report that a truck containing weapons had been intercepted by Turkish authorities, Davutoglu said: “We have this information and the necessary investigations are being made. … I will give detailed information when necessary.”

A report in Germany’s “Sueddeutsche Zeitung” on August 4 cited “Western diplomatic sources” as saying that Turkey had stopped the delivery.

In March, Turkey told a UN Security Council panel it seized a cache of weapons Iran was attempting to export in breach of a UN arms embargo.



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