Iran caught with its pants down supplying weapons to Houthis in Yemen

For months, Iran has claimed it was not supplying the Houthi rebels in Yemen with weapons.  They said the only aid they were giving was food and medicine.

The country we're supposed to trust with not cheating on a dubious nuclear deal was just caught red-handed trying to supply its proxies in Yemen with sophisticated weapons.  Ships belonging to the Arab coalition fighting the Houthis intercepted a vessel bound for Yemen that shows the Iranians to be a bunch of liars.

Reuters:

Arab coalition forces waging a military campaign against Houthi fighters in Yemen seized an Iranian boat loaded with weapons in the Arabian Sea on its way to deliver supplies to the group, the Saudi-led alliance said on Wednesday.

The announcement was made a day after tribal fighters backed by the coalition won control of a strategic dam in central Yemen from Houthi forces following weeks of fighting in the area east of the capital Sanaa.

The coalition, which also includes Bahrain, Qatar, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, has been battling the Iranian-backed Houthis for more than six months, trying to shore up President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's government and contain what the Gulf Arab states see growing Tehran's influence in their backyard.

As part of the campaign, Saudi-led naval forces have imposed a near-blockade to prevent weapons supplies from reaching the Houthis, resulting in long delays and mandatory searches for shippers in the region.

A coalition statement said 14 Iranian sailors were detained on the boat, which was carrying 18 anti-armoured Concourse shells, 54 anti-tank shells, shell-battery kits, firing guidance systems, launchers and binoculars' batteries.

"The Command of the Coalition ... foiled an attempt to smuggle weapons destined to the Houthi militias, on an Iranian fishing boat," the statement said, adding the vessel was seized on Saturday some 150 miles off Salalah in southern Oman.

There was no immediate comment from Iran.

No doubt Iran will disavow any knowledge of the ship – and the world will conveniently accept the explanation.  No one wants to upset the New World Order that has Iran as one of the good guys – a nation that can be trusted to keep its word.

In truth, Iran has been cheating the restrictions on constructing its entire nuclear program, secretly buying equipment from Pakistan and North Korea in the 1990s and building facilities that were not reported to the IAEA.  The Iranians refuse to come clean about past activities to build a bomb, which many experts believe include workable weapon and warhead designs.  But the IAEA has apparently reached an agreement to certify the Iranian nuclear program as in compliance with the agreement by overlooking these details.

The war in Yemen is getting bloodier.  As long as the Houthis are getting weapons and assistance from Iran, they will be hard to beat.

For months, Iran has claimed it was not supplying the Houthi rebels in Yemen with weapons.  They said the only aid they were giving was food and medicine.

The country we're supposed to trust with not cheating on a dubious nuclear deal was just caught red-handed trying to supply its proxies in Yemen with sophisticated weapons.  Ships belonging to the Arab coalition fighting the Houthis intercepted a vessel bound for Yemen that shows the Iranians to be a bunch of liars.

Reuters:

Arab coalition forces waging a military campaign against Houthi fighters in Yemen seized an Iranian boat loaded with weapons in the Arabian Sea on its way to deliver supplies to the group, the Saudi-led alliance said on Wednesday.

The announcement was made a day after tribal fighters backed by the coalition won control of a strategic dam in central Yemen from Houthi forces following weeks of fighting in the area east of the capital Sanaa.

The coalition, which also includes Bahrain, Qatar, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, has been battling the Iranian-backed Houthis for more than six months, trying to shore up President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's government and contain what the Gulf Arab states see growing Tehran's influence in their backyard.

As part of the campaign, Saudi-led naval forces have imposed a near-blockade to prevent weapons supplies from reaching the Houthis, resulting in long delays and mandatory searches for shippers in the region.

A coalition statement said 14 Iranian sailors were detained on the boat, which was carrying 18 anti-armoured Concourse shells, 54 anti-tank shells, shell-battery kits, firing guidance systems, launchers and binoculars' batteries.

"The Command of the Coalition ... foiled an attempt to smuggle weapons destined to the Houthi militias, on an Iranian fishing boat," the statement said, adding the vessel was seized on Saturday some 150 miles off Salalah in southern Oman.

There was no immediate comment from Iran.

No doubt Iran will disavow any knowledge of the ship – and the world will conveniently accept the explanation.  No one wants to upset the New World Order that has Iran as one of the good guys – a nation that can be trusted to keep its word.

In truth, Iran has been cheating the restrictions on constructing its entire nuclear program, secretly buying equipment from Pakistan and North Korea in the 1990s and building facilities that were not reported to the IAEA.  The Iranians refuse to come clean about past activities to build a bomb, which many experts believe include workable weapon and warhead designs.  But the IAEA has apparently reached an agreement to certify the Iranian nuclear program as in compliance with the agreement by overlooking these details.

The war in Yemen is getting bloodier.  As long as the Houthis are getting weapons and assistance from Iran, they will be hard to beat.