In an embarrassing indecent for the German government, US troops boarded a German-owned freighter in early October and found eight containers full of contraband ammunition. The US was acting on an intelligence tip. Reportedly, the ammunition was headed from Iran to Syria.
US troops boarded a German-owned freighter in early October and found eight containers full of ammunition, allegedly headed to Syria from Iran. The shipment is in violation of a UN weapons embargo and has become a source of chagrin in Berlin.
An "embarrassing affair," is how one German diplomat described it. The official could also have added: potentially damaging to trans-Atlantic relations.