UN Investigating Whether Iran Supplied Weapons Seized by U.S. Navy Near Yemen

October 26, 2018

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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Related Country: 

  • United States
  • Yemen

In August, U.S. forces seized over 2,500 AK-47 rifles and other guns about 70 miles off the coast of Yemen. The arms were in the process of being transferred from a dhow to a smaller skiff. U.S. authorities invited the United Nations to examine the arms on October 25 in order to determine whether they originated in Iran or Somalia and whether the seizure proves that Iran is smuggling weapons to Yemen’s Houthis.