US Navy Warship Seizes alleged Iranian Missile Components from Boat in the Arabian Sea

Pentagon Believes Weapons were Bound for Houthi Fighters in Yemen


The US Navy has seized components used to make advanced missiles from a boat in the Arabian Sea.

According to a statement released by the Pentagon on Wednesday, the confiscated the components are believed to be linked to Iran.

The Pentagon said a US Navy warship found “advanced missile components” on a stateless boat. An initial investigation indicated that the parts were of Iranian origin.

Although the Pentagon promised to conduct a more thorough investigation, it said it believes the weapons were bound for Iran-aligned Houthi fighters in Yemen.

The crew of the small boat was detained and handed to the Yemeni Coast Guard while the US Navy retained the weapons.