U.S. Navy Stops Fishing Boat Smuggling 2,000 AK-47s From Iran To Yemen

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At a glance

  • “This shipment is part of a continued pattern of destabilizing activity from Iran,” said Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces.
  • “These threats have our attention. We remain vigilant in detecting any maritime activity that impedes freedom of navigation or compromises regional security,” he added.
  • The transfer of weapons to Houthi rebels in Yemen violates U.N. Security Council Resolution 2216 and international law, the Navy reported.

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