NATO general secretary Jaap de Hoop Scheffer must have been furious two weeks ago at the behaviour of Estonian prime minister Juhan Parts.
According to Postimees, Estonia had promised to send a shipment of arms to Iraqi security forces including 2,400 Kalashnikov rifles and 1.1 million bullets. The plane to pick up the cargo was to arrive in Tallinn on January 16.
When Estonia did not confirm to NATO that it is ready to provide the goods on January 16, NATO general secretary Jaap de Hoop Scheffer in person attempted to contact Parts on the previous day that was Saturday.
Scheffer who also failed to contact Estonia’s NATO ambassador Harri Tiido, wanted to ask Parts whether Estonia was ready to receive the transport aircraft rented by NATO the next day.
However, Scheffer failed to reach Parts. The shipment was sent out of Estonia only yesterday.
Source : BBN