US: Iran’s support for armed groups in the region threatens international and regional security
The US State Department reported that Iran’s support for armed groups in the region threatens soldiers, diplomats, citizens and partners in the region, as well as international and regional security.
State Department spokesman Ned Price made a statement after the US Navy seized weapons sent from Iran to the Houthis in Yemen.
“Iran’s support for armed groups in the region threatens international and regional security, our forces, diplomatic personnel and our citizens in the region, as well as our partners in the region,” Price said in a statement, adding that the United States is determined to counter this threat from Iran.
Emphasizing that the US seized dozens of anti-tank guided missiles, several thousand assault rifles, hundreds of machine guns and rocket launchers from similar ships in February and May this year, Price continued:
“The illegal flow of arms into Yemen supports the Houthis’ brutal attack on Marib and increases the suffering of civilians. More conflict in Marib or anywhere else will only lead to more suffering.”
In a statement made shortly before the 5th Fleet of the US Navy, based in Bahrain, 1,400 AK-47 infantry rifles and 226 thousand shells were seized in the operation carried out during the verification of a flag in accordance with customary international law in the Arabian Sea on 20 December. was reported to have passed.
In the statement, it was stated that the ship carrying the weapons and ammunition was of Iranian origin and that the ship was sailing on a route used to smuggle weapons to the Houthis in Yemen. violates”.