Thursday, June 17th | 8 Tammuz 5781

May 11, 2021 9:04 am

Report: US Navy Seizes Ship With Cache of Weapons Headed for Yemen

avatar by

The USS Firebolt is seen during an exercise in the Gulf in this handout photo taken October 1, 2011. Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS. – The US Navy announced on Sunday that it seized a shipment of assault weapons, machine guns and sniper rifles bound for Yemen.

A US official told the AP that the Navy discovered that the vessel came from Iran, seeming to be a shipment seeking to arm the Houthis.

The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey found the weapons on the stateless ship in the Arabian Sea near Oman and Pakistan. US soldiers boarded and found the weapons hidden under the deck.

Iran has been backing the Houthis in Yemen as part of a war that started in 2014, while Saudi Arabia and its allies have backed the internationally recognized government.

Related coverage

June 17, 2021 6:11 pm

Social Work Schools Group Rejects Effort to Boycott Israel, Adopts Call for Peace in ‘Huge Loss’ for BDS

A leading group of social work schools adopted a resolution calling for peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Monday, rejecting...

There is a UN arms embargo on the Houthis. However, they were removed from the US terror list in February by the Biden administration after being designated as such by the Trump administration.

This comes amid ongoing nuclear talks between world powers and Iran continue in Vienna, which is seeking to revive the 2015 nuclear deal.

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.