Posted BY: United Voice

Iran’s interference in Yemen’s civil war took a knock last week when a British warship intercepted two shipments of weapons. It’s likely the weapons were heading for the Houthi rebels. Iran denies supporting the Houthis — but now, the UK has proof.

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The British government announced a Royal Navy frigate that identified and captured Iranian speedboats on January 28 and February 25. On both occasions, a Wildcat helicopter from HMS Montrose, a Type 23 frigate, was on early morning anti-smuggling patrol when its radar detected small, fast boats leaving Iran and heading into the Arabian Sea towards Yemen. The helicopter then vectored rigid raider boats carrying Royal Marines onto the Iranian speedboats; when the Marines searched them, they found an array of Iranian-manufactured weapons, including sophisticated Type 358 surface-to-air missiles and engines for Type 351 land-attack cruise missiles.

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