Arab Coalition seizes new Iranian missile shipment off Yemen coast

June 29, 2020

The National

The Arab Coalition has seized a new Iranian missile shipment off the Yemeni coast that was destined for the Houthi rebels, officials said on Monday.

Saudi representatives of the Coalition revealed new details about the shipment in a press conference, hosted by Saudi-owned broadcaster Al Arabiya, in which they displayed footage and images of the operation.

They said a vessel carrying Iranian weapons was intercepted 12 days ago off the coast of Yemen. Al Arabiya English showed images of the weapons, and quoted an Arab Coalition official saying that the wooden vessel was found off the coast of the Yemeni city of Mocha.

The find suggests Iran is contravening UN resolution 2216, which prohibits arms transfers to the Houthi rebels, who overran the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, and other cities in 2015.

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