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Yemen Interior Minister: Detained ship not Iranian

31 December 2012 19:01

Detained ship not Iranian
Yemeni Interior Ministry has stated that the ship detained in Yemeni waters did not carry arms and was not Iranian at all.
Yemeni Interior Minister in an announcement denied the ship arrested on the country’s waters to be property of Iran or carrying weapons.

The Ministry also announced that the ship belonged to the Togolese Republic and carried coal.

“The Yemeni Border Police had arrested a suspicious ship ‘The Royal Star’, property of Togo, near port Midi, Hajjah,” added the Ministry announcement.

The media instantly announced that the Iranian ship carried arms, but Yemen Foreign Ministry denied the news and said the ship had been Togolese.

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