UK Warship Seizes Advanced Iranian Missiles Bound for Yemen

July 7, 2022

Author: 

Isabel DeBre

Publication: 

Associated Press

Related Country: 

  • United Kindom
  • Yemen

The British government announced that the Royal Navy seized a shipment of Iranian weapons in the Gulf of Oman on two occasions in January and February 2022. The shipments included surface-to-air missiles and engines for land-attack cruise missiles. The British navy linked the engines to an Iranian-made cruise missile with a 1,000-kilometer range that it said Houthi rebels in Yemen have used against Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Iran denied that it had shipped the weapons to Yemen.