US warship in Arabian Sea seizes suspected Iranian weapons

A US Navy warship seized weapons believed to be of Iranian “design and manufacture,” including 150 anti-tank guided missiles and three Iranian surface-to-air missiles, the American military said on Thursday, as reported by Reuters.
In a statement, the military said the guided-missile cruiser Normandy boarded a dhow, a traditional sailing vessel, in the Arabian Sea on Sunday.
“The weapons seized include 150 ‘Dehlavieh’ anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), which are Iranian-manufactured copies of Russian Kornet ATGMs,” the statement said, adding:

Other weapons components seized aboard the dhow were of Iranian design and manufacture and included three Iranian surface-to-air missiles

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The military said that the weapons seized on Sunday were “identical” to those seized by another US warship in November.
Last year, the guided-missile destroyer Forrest Sherman seized advanced missile parts believed to be linked to Iran from a boat it had stopped in the Arabian Sea.
In recent years, US warships have intercepted and seized Iranian arms likely bound for Houthi fighters in Yemen.
Under a United Nations resolution, Tehran is prohibited from supplying, selling or transferring weapons outside the country unless approved by the Security Council. A separate UN …

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