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US spokesperson: Iran trying to add fuel on fire in Yemen

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US Navy Operations Command in the central region announced the confiscation of boats in the Arabian Sea, loaded with shipments of weapons and believed to be from Iran and on their way to Yemen.

The US Navy said that the illegal shipment contained 1500 Kalashnikov rifles and 200 RPG rocket launchers and machine guns. The US Navy also emphasized that the arrest is the third of its kind which occurred in this region during the last period. During an interview with Al Arabiya he regional spokesman of the US State Department, Nathan Tek , said that Iran is pouring oil on fire in Yemen.