UN fingers Iranian port as key weapons conduit for Yemen rebels


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UN fingers Iranian port as key weapons conduit for Yemen rebels
Confidential report seen by Wall Street Journal says boats used to transport arms originating in China, Russia and Iran set out from southeastern Iranian harbor of Jask

WASHINGTON — The United Nations found thousands of weapons recently seized in the Arabian Sea likely came from a single port in Iran, evidence Tehran is exporting arms to Yemen and elsewhere, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. Yemen has been wracked by civil war since 2014, pitting Iran-backed Houthi rebels against the internationally recognized government. The UN imposed an arms embargo on the Houthis in 2015.

The United States and ally Saudi Arabia — which leads the military coalition backing the Yemeni government — have long accused Iran of supplying the Houthis with weapons, a charge Tehran denies. Citing a confidential report by a UN Security Council panel of experts on Yemen, the Journal wrote that boats and land transport were used to smuggle weapons made in Russia, China and Iran into Yemen.

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