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US Navy: 70 tons of missile fuel from Iran to Yemen seized


Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy says it found 70 tons of a missile fuel component hidden among bags of fertilizer aboard a ship bound to Yemen from Iran. It was the first such seizure in that country’s yearslong war as a cease-fire there has broken down. The Navy said Tuesday that the amount of ammonium perchlorate discovered could fuel more than a dozen medium-range ballistic missiles. The apparent rearming effort comes as Iran has threatened Saudi Arabia, the United States and other nations over the monthslong protests calling for the overthrow the Islamic Republic’s theocracy. The Houthis and Iran could not be immediately reached for comment.

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