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Qatar denies seizing weapon-laden Iranian ships

Posted by on March 28, 2011 0 Comment

Doha, March 28 (IANS) Qatar has declined reports that the Gulf Arab emirate had seized two Iranian ships loaded with weapons.

Qatar News Agency in a statement from the interior ministry said reports on stopping two Iranian ships with weapons on board in the territorial waters of Qatar were baseless, Xinhua reported.

A Kuwaiti newspaper said Sunday two boats from Iran were stopped in Qatar’s territorial waters, but provided no further details.

Tensions in the oil-rich Gulf region were mounting as opposition protesters who staged month-long rallies in the tiny island nation of Bahrain.

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