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Russian ship / Syria: Washington concerned…

On Thursday the United States is concerned about the arrival of a Russian ship that would carry ammunition in Syria, said the spokesman for the U.S. State Department Victoria Nuland on Friday.

“We expressed our concern to Russia and Cyprus was the last to welcome the ship. We are seeking more information on the ship’s cargo. We contacted the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. These issues are not the foreign ministry, they must investigate before we respond. we expect an answer, “said Ms. Nuland told a press.

According to the Cypriot authorities, the ship Chariot flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and owned by the Russian shipping company Westberg Ltd. (St. Petersburg, Russia) is transporting weapons and ammunition. It was arrested and released during a stopover in Limassol replenishment.

The United States wants the international community to strengthen the control of supply of arms to Syria. “We fear that the Syrian regime does not use against its people,” said Ms. Nuland.

According to the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the truck arrived in the Syrian port of Tartous on Thursday.

 

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