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German firm cancels deal with Iran port due to Israeli pressure

HAARETZ.com

January 25, 2010 | 7:48 pm

After heavy diplomatic pressures from the Israeli government, a German construction company on Monday canceled its end of a contract to renovate the Bander Abbas Port in Iran.

Israel’s ambassador to Berlin told Chancellor Angela Merkels’ top aides, as well as foreign ministry officials, that Iran has been exporting weapons from that port bound for Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

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