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US: Iran-made weapons seized for Houthi fighters

US: Iran-made weapons seized for Houthi fighters

Houthi fighters and tribesmen at the rally. Photo: Uncredited/AP/dpa Keystone/AP/Uncredited sda-ats

This content was published on January 16, 2024 – 7:24 pm

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The U.S. military says it has seized missile parts from Iran off the coast of Somalia that are said to be aimed at Houthi fighters in Yemen. The U.S. military's regional command announced on Tuesday that Iran's U.N. The envoy denied violating the arms embargo.

The seized items were components for Iranian-made ballistic and cruise missiles, the statement said. Preliminary investigations suggest that such weapons have been used in Houthi attacks against merchant ships in the Red Sea. It was the first seizure since the attacks began last November.

“It is clear that Iran continues to provide the Houthis with sophisticated, lethal equipment,” said General Michael Eric Guerrilla, commander of US forces in the region. This is yet another example of Iran violating international law by sowing instability across the region.

The US Navy reportedly sank a sailing ship carrying rocket parts. International law now determines what happens to 14 group members. Also, the search for two members of the Naval Special Forces, who are believed to be missing, is ongoing. Both are directly involved in operations in the Arabian Sea.