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Report: Israeli Weapons Intercepted at Saudi Embassy in Yemen

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Saudi airstrikes in Yemen against Houthi rebel-held areas. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.orgA large shipment of Israeli weapons and ammunition was intercepted inside the Saudi embassy in the Yemenite capital of Sana’a, Iran’s Fars news agency reported Sunday.

According to the report, the weapons were discovered when Iran-backed Houthi rebel forces gained control of the compound, defeating the Yemenite security forces guarding the embassy.

The Houthis claimed that they also seized documents proving that the U.S. planned to establish a military base in Saudi Arabia to monitor the Bab el-Mandeb strait (between the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea) “in order to protect American interests and protect Israel,” the report stated. The Houthis also claimed that Saudi Arabia had asked Israel to send advanced weapons to help forces loyal to Yemen’s deposed president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

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