December 12, 2019

Analysts: Seized Weapons Show Iran's Deep Involvement in Yemen's War

Featuring Nicholas Heras

Source: Voice of America

Journalists Sirwan Kajjo, Mehdi Jedinia, Katherine Ahn

The recent U.S. seizure of suspected Iranian guided missile parts headed to rebels in Yemen highlights Iran's continued far-reaching involvement in the war-torn country, experts say.

U.S. officials said earlier this month that a U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard boarding team seized a small boat in the northern Arabian Sea that was carrying sophisticated weapons to Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen.

Iran has not commented on the seizure, but the country has in the past denied sending weapons to Houthi rebels.

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Authors

  • Nicholas Heras

    Former Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Nicholas A. Heras is a former Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Middle East Security Program. His work focused on the analysis of complex...