US Navy nabs Iranian missile shipment to Houthis in Arabian Sea

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The United States military said Thursday it had seized an Iranian weapons shipment on a small sailing vessel in the Arabian Sea that was bound for Houthi rebels in Yemen. The weapons showed signs of Iranian “design and manufacture,” according to a Reuters report. They included 150 anti-tank guided missiles as well as three surface-to-air missiles. According to the US Navy, sailors from the USS Normandy, a missile cruiser, boarded a dhow bound for Yemen in the Arabian Sea and discovered “150 ‘Dehlavieh’ anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), which are Iranian-manufactured copies of Russian Kornet ATGMs.