WASHINGTON - Yemeni forces intercepted a ship on January 23 carrying a
large cache of weapons - including surface-to-air missiles - that US
officials suspect were being smuggled from Iran and destined for Yemeni
insurgents, officials said on Monday.
Yemen's government said the
arms intercepted aboard the ship off the country's coast also included
military grade explosives, rocket-propelled grenades and bomb-making
equipment, according to a statement by its embassy in Washington.
US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed the
operation was coordinated with the US Navy and that a Navy destroyer was