Uh-huh. Just a misunderstanding.
Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Monday that an Iranian arms shipment intercepted in Nigeria was a “misunderstanding” that had been settled. Nigeria says the shipment of artillery rockets and other weapons, which were labeled as building supplies and found in Lagos, Nigeria, last month, may have been on the way to politicians who intend to use violence if they lose forthcoming elections. Mr. Mottaki, who visited Lagos last week, said “the misunderstandings have been settled in this field” but did not elaborate. Meanwhile, in a sign that tensions continued, Nigeria postponed a soccer match against Iran’s national team that had been scheduled for Wednesday in Tehran.
See, the guys at the packing and shipping department really thought that the arms were building supplies and so they put “building supplies” on the crates. Sure, it seemed a little strange that “concrete” was actually C4 and “nails” were bullets, but, then again, they do things differently in Africa, right?