Yemen alleges Iran arms shipment


Yemen’s national security chief Saturday accused Iran of “damaging Yemen” with an arms shipment that was seized last month, and the Interior Ministry said it was investigating. “Such a shipment cannot be made by traders or smugglers. . . . Only an official power stands behind it,” Ali Hassan al-Ahmadi told reporters in Sanaa.

The Yemen Coast Guard, in coordination with the U.S. Navy, intercepted a ship carrying 40 tons of rockets and explosives Jan. 23 in the Arabian Sea that Sanaa says came from Iran. U.N. sanctions experts are investigating the Yemeni government’s claims.