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Iran supplies Houthis with suicide explosive boats - report

Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen
Iran has supplied backed its Houthi terrorists, seeking to seize power in Yemen, with suicide explosive boats, IHS Jane's Group said, based on US intelligence report, revealed on Tuesday. 

The group, specializing in military, aerospace and transportation topics, said in a report it published on its website that US intelligence believes that Houthis have used explosives-laden unmanned boat to attack a Saudi frigate on January 30.

US director of national intelligence Daniel Coats stated before elections committee in the US senate on May 11 that Iran supplies armed Houthis in Yemen with "explosive boats", drones and ballistic missiles.  

Using such weapons is raising fears of seaborne attacks on both military and commercial shipping in the region.

Iran's move is considered a new escalation to the situation in Yemen and reveals it has no commitment to international demands of not supplying Houthi terrorists with arms.  

Last Modified: Tuesday، 16 May 2017 01:45 PM