Large arms shipment intercepted off Yemen, Iran eyed as source

Yemeni forces intercepted a ship on January 23 carrying a large cache of weapons - including surface-to-air missiles that US officials suspect were being smuggled from Iran and destined for Yemeni insurgents, officials said on Monday.


Yemen's government said the arms intercepted aboard the ship off the country's coast also included military grade explosives, rocket-propelled grenades and bomb-making equipment, according to a statement by its embassy in Washington. (Reuters)