Francop containers originated in Iran - Peres

Israeli President Peres stated: "The IDF today successfully intercepted a ship that was apparently en route from Iran to Syria and Hizbullah. United Feeder Services, a Cyprus-based shipping company said it picked up the cargo containers in Damietta, Egypt. According to Israeli Navy Chief of Staff, Brigadier General Rani Ben-Yehuda, "We are confident that the crew did not know what it was transporting."

UN Security Council Resolution 1803 (March 24, 2008)
"Calls upon all States, in accordance with their national legal authorities and legislation and consistent with international law, in particular the law of the sea and relevant international civil aviation agreements, to inspect the cargoes to and from Iran of aircraft and vessels, at their airports and seaports, owned or operated by Iran Air Cargo and Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines, provided there are reasonable grounds to believe that the aircraft or vessel is transporting goods prohibited under this resolution or resolution 1737 (2006) or resolutions 1747 (2007);"

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