French ship company faces US sanctions for ‚Iran ties‘

31.05.2011                      27.Ijar, 5771                      Tag 42 des Omer

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French ship company faces US sanctions for 'Iran ties'

CMA CGA ships, loaded with arms reportedly headed for Iran, caught in Mediterranean; Russia blocks release of UN Iran-Syria weapons report.

Leading US congressmen are urging the the US Treasury Department to consider sanctions against the world’s third-largest container shipping company – France’s CMA CGM – for possible violations of sanctions on Iran that entail significant instances of weapons smuggling, according to letters obtained by The Jerusalem Post.
In March, the CMA CGMoperated container ship MV Victoria was seized by the Israel Navy in the Mediterranean and escorted to Ashdod Port. More than 50 tons of weapons from Iran were aboard. They included anti-ship missiles, 3,000 mortar shells and almost 70,000 rounds of ammunition for machine guns….