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A huge cargo ship which disappeared mysteriously for more than two weeks this summer was not secretly carrying advanced Russian missiles, the country's foreign minister said Tuesday.

"As for the alleged presence of S-300 systems onboard the dry cargo carrier Arctic Sea, this is an absolute lie," Sergei Lavrov told reporters.

The journalists had asked him about media reports that the ship was secretly ferrying the anti-aircraft missiles to perhaps Iran or Syria. Read full article »

CNN's Maxim Tkachenko in Moscow, Russia contributed to this report.

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