According to the US department of defence suggests, that the ship with iranian missilkomponenter was on the way to Yemen.
the UNITED states has intercepted a ship loaded with iranian weapons in The Arabian Sea.
It tells of Sean Robertson, a spokesman for the u.s. department of defense.
the Site of the seizure, which took place in november, indicating that the vessel was on its way to Yemen.
- The first studies indicate that these advanced missilkomponenter is of iranian origin, said Sean Robertson.
He says further, that the ship is regarded as a "stateless ship", and that the boarding was carried out in accordance with international law.
Tensions between the UNITED states and Iran have grown in the year particularly around the waters in the Middle east.
the UNITED states withdrew last year out of an international atomaftale with Iran. Instead of re-imposing president Donald Trump tough economic sanctions against the country.
the Result has been a sharp economic downturn, which hit the rank-and-file iranians hard.
the UNITED states has also deployed more troops and more military equipment in the region. The downing of the drones earlier in the year has raised concerns about whether the parties can be on the road in the war.
Iran supports the houthi militia in Yemen who are fighting against Saudi Arabia, which is Iran's arch-enemy in the region.
Yemen has since 2014 been subjected to a bloody power struggle between the houthi rebels and the government of the country, which is supported by Saudi Arabia.
There have recently been negotiations on a peace settlement in Yemen.
the Fighting in the country has been intensified since 2015, when houthi rebels won the ground and advancing against the government's temporary headquarters in Aden.
This got the saudis and sunni allies to intervene and fight the shia rebel group.
/ritzau/dpaUpdated Date: 05 December 2019, 00:00