US Navy hijacks ship from Iran carrying fertilizers “can be used in explosives”

Today, the United States Navy announced the interception of a ship carrying 40 tons of fertilizer that can be used to produce explosives as it sailed from Iran on a used route. in passed to smuggle weapons to Houthi rebels in Yemen.

The navy said it searched the ship, stopped last year, while carrying thousands of weapons and handed them over to the Yemeni coast guard after being intercepted. in international waters in the Gulf of Oman on Tuesday.

And the US Fifth Fleet, with base in Bahrain said that a US guided missile destroyer and a patrol ship “intercepted a ship that was not flying the flag of any country on the route historically used to transport weapons to the Houthis in Yemen.”

He added that “US forces have discovered 40 tons (36,300 kg) of fertilizer based on urea, an agricultural chemical known to be used in the preparation of explosives.”

And the US Navy said the same “non-state-flagged fishing vessel” intercepted thousands of AK-47 assault rifles, RPGs and other weapons last February.