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Iran-made weapons seized in Yemen

Yemen National Army
Yemen National Army

Report by PMOI/MEK

 

June 20, 2018 - The Arab coalition involved in Yemen has launched an exhibition in Abu Dhabi showing a variety of Iran-made weaponry confiscated in Yemen. This conglomerate of logistics proves the Iranian regime is violating international laws by sending arms and military technology to the Houthi militias in Yemen.

 

Drones

The United Nations has been informed that weaponry and drones used for spying and/or to carry explosive devices, alongside Iran-made anti-armor weaponry found in 2015, similar to the Russian Kornet anti-tank missiles, sea mines and improvised explosive devices built in Iran are specifically sent for the Houthis to use against Arab coalition forces or Yemeni civilians.

 

Iran is providing weapons and ammunition to the Houthi militias

Iran is providing weapons and ammunition to the Houthi militias

 

Iran arming Houthis

Arab coalition officials also unveiled Iran is arming the Houthi militias. Weaponry placed at display before reporters have been confiscated on the battlefront, they say.

The weaponry shown in Abu Dhabi and later in a UAE military facility include drones, sniper rifles, IEDs made in the shape of stones and even a drone boat packed with explosives.

 

Iran regime is arming Houthi militants

Iran regime is arming Houthi militants

 

Drug smuggling

In addition to sending arms and ammunition to Yemen, Sky News reported Iran’s Intelligence Ministry (MOIS) is smuggling narcotics to this country.

“The Houthis are involved in smuggling grass. Iran’s MOIS is smuggling these narcotics through the Arab Sea and Hudaydah port to Al Jof Province,” one Yemeni military official said.

A United Nations report published in August 2017 specifically says the Revolutionary Guards are smuggling weapons and narcotics as a source of income to the Houthis.

Yemeni sources had previously unveiled the Houthis have established a narcotics network in the provinces of Saada, Hajja, Sanaa and Hudaydah involved in illegal activities. These activities are taking place under the supervision of military and security commanders linked to the Houthis.

Drug trade is one source of income to provide for the Houthis’ war expenses. Similar to the Lebanese Hezbollah, the Houthis are involved in the drug business to provide for their costs.

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