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UPDATE 2-ADM says unwittingly used sanctioned Iran ship in grain trade

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, March 4 (Reuters) - Archer Daniels Midland Co said it unwittingly used a vessel controlled by a sanctioned Iranian shipping firm last year to transport grain in what was an effort by Tehran to hide the ship's ownership. The Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) has faced Western and U.N. sanctions for years, based on accusations of transporting weapons, a charge it denies.

ADM says unwittingly used sanctioned Iran ship in grain trade

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, March 4 (Reuters) - Archer Daniels Midland Co unwittingly used a vessel controlled by a sanctioned Iranian shipping firm last year to transport grain, in what it said was an effort by Tehran to hide the ship's ownership. The Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) has faced Western and U.N. sanctions for years based on accusations of transporting weapons, a charge it denies.

UPDATE 1-Iranian ship flees detention in Sri Lanka

* Sri Lanka navy fired warning shots in previous attempt * DVB to seek seizures of 2 more vessels on debt claims * Bank says now in talks with Iranian firm IRISL By Shihar Aneez and Jonathan Saul COLOMBO/LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - An Iranian-flagged cargo ship has fled Sri Lanka's waters after weeks of detention by its navy, acting on a court order obtained by Germany's DVB Bank , officials and a lawyer acting for the bank said on Thursday.
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