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NIGERIA has reported the discovery of an illegal arms shipment from Iran to the UN Security Council, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, with the incident a possible violation of sanctions.
“A formal notification was forwarded to the chairman of the Security Council … on the 12th of November conveying information that arms originating from Iran were seized,” said spokesman Ozo Nwobu.
The notification also informed the council that “investigations into the circumstances into the arms consignment were ongoing,” he added.
Iran is under four sets of UN sanctions over its nuclear programme.
The sanctions include a ban on arms sales.
Tehran said this week that the arms shipment discovered in Lagos, which included rockets and grenades, was being shipped to a West African country by a private company.
It said a “misunderstanding” over it had been cleared up with Nigerian authorities.