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News | July 10, 2024

DIA Report Showcases Iranian Origin of Houthi Weapons Interdicted at Sea

From: DIA Public Affairs

The Defense Intelligence Agency has released a new report providing a visual comparison of Iranian weapons and weapon components intercepted in transit to the Houthis in Yemen.
The report, “Seized At Sea: Iranian Weapons Smuggled to the Houthis,” provides visual evidence the weapons and weapon components interdicted in transit to the Houthis January 11 and 28 are of Iranian origin, showcasing Iran’s enablement of the Houthis’ attack campaign against commercial shipping in the Red Sea.
Critical components of various missiles were seized and, upon further analysis, found to share near-identical features with Iranian missile systems. Between 2015 and 2024, the United States and its partners have interdicted at least 20 Iranian smuggling vessels, seizing ballistic, cruise, and surface-to-air missile components, antitank guided missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, and other illicit weapons destined for the Houthis.
DIA assesses the Houthis have used Iran-supplied weapons to conduct more than 100 land- and sea-based attacks across the Middle East, the Red Sea, and the Gulf of Aden.
DIA has released the report to enhance public understanding of Iran’s malign activities and to provide insights into Department of Defense and national security issues. The report advances U.S. intelligence efforts to display the clear connections between Iranian weapons and the weapons used in Houthi attacks.
Media may direct queries about the report to DIA Public Affairs at
LINK to report: Seized at Sea
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