A ship from Iran carrying 40 tons of fertilizer, whose components can be used to make explosives, was intercepted while on a tour used by the Houthi rebels to supply weapons, the US Navy announced Saturday.
The Navy specified that it registered the ship “without a flag”, after having located it in the international waters of the Gulf of Oman, last Tuesday.
The ship was already intercepted a year ago when it was carrying thousands of weapons on board, according to this source.
“The US forces discovered 40 tons of fertilizer, a chemical product that can be used for agricultural purposes but also to make explosives,” adds the US 5th Fleet based in Bahrain.
All this occurs at a time of great tension in the region.
On January 17, the Houthis carried out a bloody attack in the United Arab Emirates by blowing up tanker trucks with drones and missiles, to which the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, which supports the Yemeni government, responded with aerial bombardments. , which left at least 17 dead in Sana’a and Hodeida
The coalition and its allies, including the United States, accuse Iran of supporting the Houthis with military means, which Tehran denies.