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Thu - 13 Feb 2020 - 11:01 PM ،،،

Bloomberg


 The U.S. Navy boarded a boat in the Arabian Sea and seized 150 ‘Dehlavieh’ anti-tank guided missiles and three surface-to-air missiles it said were of Iranian origin and destined for rebel fighters in Yemen.

Other weapons components seized aboard the dhow were of Iranian design and manufacture and included three Iranian surface-to-air missiles, Iranian thermal imaging weapon scopes and Iranian components for unmanned aerial and surface vessels, as well as other munitions and advanced weapons parts,” according to a statement Thursday from U.S. Central Command.

The Navy said in the statement that the weapons captured were similar to those seized in a November 2019 operation that were also “determined to be of Iranian origin and assessed to be destined for the Houthis in Yemen, which would be in violation of a UN Security Council Resolution that prohibits the direct or indirect supply, sale, or transfer of weapons to the Houthis.”