U.S.: Iran Improved Houthis' Ability to Hit Arab Coalition Seapower

(The National-Abu Dhabi) Joyce Karam - U.S. Gen. Robert Ashley, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, told the Senate Armed Services Committee on March 6 that support from Tehran has helped the Houthis "improve their military and missile capabilities, demonstrated through missile launches against targets in Saudi Arabia and Saudi-led coalition ships in the Red Sea." These capabilities now include "anti-ship missiles, explosive-laden boats, and mines." "Tehran is pursuing long-range, precision land-attack cruise missiles, which present a new type of threat in the region" and "is also developing more powerful space launch vehicles and technologies that enable development of long-range missile subsystems."

2018-03-28 00:00:00

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