US confiscated large shipment of Iranian weapons

The United States said it had confiscated a large shipment of missiles that the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force dispatched to Yemen.

The US Department of Justice announced the move on October 29, saying the missiles were confiscated after two US warships intercepted two flagless vessels during routine security operations in November 2019 and February 2020 in the Arabian Sea.

“Both vessels carried large stocks of weapons, including 171 guided anti-tank missiles, eight surface-to-air missiles and various other missile components,” the agency said. “Subsequent investigation showed that the cargo was Iranian origin.”

On October 29, the Ministry of Justice also announced the sale of 1.1 million barrels of previously seized Iranian oil, which was sent to Venezuela.

According to the department, the proceeds from the sale will go to a special fund to help victims of terrorism, supported at the state level.

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