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Sudan hits out at ship's seizure

The Sudanese Government has criticised Greece for seizing a ship loaded with explosives which it says were for civilian use. The Baltic Sky set sail from Tunisia carrying 680 tons of explosives – it was described as a floating atomic bomb, when it was stormed by special forces off Greece’s western coast on Sunday. Sudanese Foreign Minister Mustafa Ismail said the ship was carrying ammonium nitrates ordered by a Sudanese company and destined for cement factories and road-building firms. Mr Ismail said he had asked officials to summon the Greek ambassador in Khartoum to come and see the documents relating to the shipment and to let him know of Sudan’s displeasure over the seizing of the ship. Full Story

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