Nigeria summons Iran diplomats over seized arms .

ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria has summoned Iran’s ambassador over an arms shipment it seized last month and the Iranian foreign minister is expected to join the talks shortly, an official in the Nigerian foreign ministry said on Thursday.

Nigeria’s secret service intercepted 13 containers in the main port of Lagos two weeks ago which were found to contain rocket launchers, grenades and other explosives and ammunition.

French-based shipping group CMA CGM later said the containers, which were labelled as building materials, had been loaded in Iran by a local trader.

An official at the Iranian embassy in Abuja confirmed that Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki was in Nigeria but declined to comment further

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