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US Navy Seizes Weapons Shipment from Iran

Iranian weapons seized by US Navy, March 2016 (Photo: US Navy)

The latest of Iran's continued - and improved, thanks to the easing of sanctions from last year's nuclear agreement - attempts to bolster terror across the Middle East was stopped by the U.S. Navy last week. The Navy Times reports that an American patrol ship stopped an Iranian shipment of weapons, most likely bound for Yemen:

The Navy said it has seized a weapons shipment in the Arabian Sea from Iran likely heading to war-torn Yemen.

The Navy said in a statement Monday that the Cyclone-class patrol ship Sirocco on March 28 intercepted and seized the shipment of weapons hidden aboard a small dhow, a type of ship commonly used in the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean.

The Navy said the shipment included 1,500 Kalashnikov assault rifles, 200 rocket-propelled grenade launchers and 21 .50-caliber machine guns. It said those aboard the dhow were released after sailors confiscated the arms.

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