Yemen: Seized Iranian ship carried weapons

A ship seized by Yemeni authorities last month was carrying Iranian-made weapons, including material for bombs, explosives, rockets, surface-to-air missiles, rocket-propelled grenades and large amounts of ammunition.

Yemen's Defence Ministry described the contents of the ship seized in territorial waters as containing "large, diverse and dangerous" weapons. Also found on the vessel were night-vision binoculars, remote devices, circuits, wires and rifle silencers.

The US State Department spokeswoman, Victoria Nuland, said the haul was "obviously extremely troubling" last night.

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