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US-Iran, war at sea over illegal arms supplies to the Houthis

There is war at sea between the US and Iran over illegal arms supplies to the Houthis. Between November and December, the Fifth Fleet intercepted in the Gulf of Oman at least 2 fishing boats loaded with ammunition and explosives, bound for Yemen. The IRGCs try to “disturb” the enemies

In the waters of the Gulf of Oman and the Strait of Hormuz there is now an open conflict between the United States and Iran. In the past few hours, USS The Sullivans and USS Lewis B. Puller have come into contact with a patrol vessel of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), which tried to “blind” the two ships at close range. The operation, however, did not bear the hoped-for results and the two ships quickly disengaged without incident, continuing their navigation. Just a few days ago the same USS Lewis Puller had intercepted a fishing vessel illegally transporting more than 50 tons of ammunition of various types, fuses and rocket propellants along a sea route from Iran to Yemen. A similar episode had occurred on 8 November. In that case, about 70 tons of ammonium perchlorate, a powerful oxidizer commonly used to produce fuel for rockets and missiles, were seized, also destined for the Houthis in Yemen.

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