US ship in Arabian Sea seizes suspected Iranian weapons, likely on their way to Houthis in Yemen

A US Navy warship seized weapons believed to be of Iranian “design and manufacture” in the Arabian Sea, including more than 150 anti-tank guided missiles. (Screenshot: US Navy)
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Updated 13 February 2020

US ship in Arabian Sea seizes suspected Iranian weapons, likely on their way to Houthis in Yemen

  • USS Normandy boarded a dhow in the Arabian Sea
  • US military: Weapons components seized aboard the dhow were of Iranian design

WASHINGTON: A US Navy warship seized weapons believed to be of Iranian “design and manufacture” in the Arabian Sea, including more than 150 anti-tank guided missiles and three Iranian surface-to-air missiles, the US military said in a statement on Thursday.

The US military said the USS Normandy boarded a dhow in the Arabian Sea on Sunday.

“The weapons seized include 150 ‘Dehlavieh’ anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), which are Iranian-manufactured copies of Russian Kornet ATGMs,” the statement said.

“Other weapons components seized aboard the dhow were of Iranian design and manufacture and included three Iranian surface-to-air missiles, Iranian thermal imaging weapon scopes, and Iranian components for unmanned aerial and surface vessels” it added. It did not say what kind of surface-to-air missiles were seized.


More than 120,038 cyberattacks foiled in UAE in past month

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More than 120,038 cyberattacks foiled in UAE in past month

  • There were a number of phishing attacks stopped

DUBAI: The UAE has foiled about 120,038 cyberattacks in July, UAE’s state news agency WAM reported citing the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).
Malware accounted for 78 percent of the attacks prevented by the National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) – there were also a number of phishing attacks stopped.