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Senegal recalls Iran ambassador over arms seizure
December 15, 2010
DAKAR — Senegal has recalled its ambassador to Tehran after Iran failed to provide a “satisfactory” explanation for arms sent from Iran and discovered in a Nigerian port in October, officials said Wednesday.
Senegal, judging that “explanations provided on this affair by the Iranian side are not satisfactory, has decided to recall its ambassador for consultations,” the foreign ministry said in a communique transmitted to AFP.
Senegal and Iran enjoyed strong diplomatic ties until 13 containers loaded with arms and munitions were found in October aboard the Everest, a ship belonging to the French-based company CMA CGM, in the port of Apapa in the Nigerian capital Lagos.
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