Apr 23, 2024, 9:54 PM

Iran releases details of confiscated Israeli transit cargo

Iran releases details of confiscated Israeli transit cargo

TEHRAN, Apr. 23 (MNA) – The Iranian police (FARAJA) have released more details of a cargo it seized earlier this month that was made in the Israeli-occupied lands and was bound to be delivered to customers in Uzbekistan via the Iranian territory.

FARAJA’s head of Enforcement and Protection Units said on Tuesday that the cargo seized on April 15 in the border crossing of Bazargan in Iran’s northwest contained more than 22 metric tons of potassium nitrate, a chemical product used as fertilizer in agricultural projects.

General Reza Baniasadifar said the product under the commercial name of Haifa Group had been manufactured by the “fake Zionist regime” and was confiscated based on the article 9 of Iran’s Export-Import Regulations that prohibits any commercial dealings with the Israeli regime.

The Iranian parliament adopted a law earlier this year to toughen restrictions on imports and transit of goods made by Israeli companies or by their partner and affiliate companies.

The law was adopted in response to Israel’s brutal aggression on Palestinians in Gaza.

Baniasadifar said a domestic company responsible for the transit of the cargo to Uzbekistan had declared it to customs authorities as fertilizers, adding that judicial authorities will decide what would happen to the consignment and the truck that carried it.

The cargo seized in Bazargan, a key trade gateway with Turkey, is a first of its kind to be seized on land border crossings in Iran.

On April 13, commandos of Iran’s elite military force the IRGC boarded an oil tanker owned by an Israeli company nearly two weeks after an Israeli attack on an Iranian consulate in Syria which killed senior IRGC military commanders.

Authorities said the ship had been seized because it violated international maritime rules.  

MNA/Press TV

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