Washington – The US Navy says it has intercepted an Iranian ship loaded with 40 tonnes of fertilizer that could be used to make explosives. The ship was intercepted in the Gulf of Oman on a route that has previously been used to smuggle weapons to Houthi rebels in Yemen.
The U.S. Navy says there was no flag on the ship, but it did come from Iran. The U.S. Navy intercepted and searched it, which contained 36,300 kilograms of urea fertilizer. It is a chemical used primarily for agricultural purposes but can also be used to make bombs.
The U.S. Navy says the same ship was intercepted in February last year. It was loaded with thousands of AK-47 rifles, rocket launchers, and other weapons