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British Navy seizes smuggled weapons in Gulf of Oman

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The British navy seized Iran producted anti-tank missiles and fins for ballistic missile assemblies during a raid on a small boat, the latest such seizure in the Gulf of Oman, said British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace, Ednews reports citing The Times of Israel.
“This seizure by HMS Lancaster and the permanent presence of the Royal Navy in the Gulf region supports our commitment to uphold international law and tackle activity that threatens peace and security around the world,” British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said.
Inside the boat, British troops found Russian 9M133 Kornet anti-tank guided missiles, known in Iran as “Dehlavieh,” the US Navy’s Mideast-based 5th Fleet and the British navy said.
Also on board were small fins that the US Navy identified as jet vanes for medium-range ballistic missiles.


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