The U.S. Navy has recently seized a shipment of weapons suspected to be of Iranian origin, which could potentially be sent to Ukraine. The shipment, which includes more than 5,000 assault rifles, was intercepted by the Navy earlier this month.
U.S. officials have stated that they are looking into the possibility of sending the weapons to Ukraine, which is currently in the midst of a conflict with Russia-backed separatists in the eastern part of the country. The U.S. has been providing Ukraine with military aid since 2014, and this potential shipment of weapons would be a continuation of that effort.
The weapons were found on a ship that had departed from Iran and were headed for Yemen. It is believed that the weapons were intended to be used by Houthi rebels, who are fighting against the government in Yemen. The U.S. has been providing support to the government of Yemen in its fight against the Houthis.
The U.S. has long suspected that Iran is providing weapons to various groups in the Middle East, and the seizure of this shipment is seen as further evidence of this. The U.S. has also accused Iran of providing weapons to the Houthis in Yemen.
It is unclear at this time whether the weapons seized by the U.S. Navy will be sent to Ukraine or not. It is possible that they could be used by the U.S. military, or they could be sold to other countries. What is certain is that the seizure of these weapons is yet another example of the tensions between the U.S. and Iran, and it is likely that this issue will continue to be a point of contention between the two countries.