Iranian fingerprints on weapons smuggling bust near Yemen
Catherine Herridge reports
- Duration 2:23
- Date Feb 8, 2013
Catherine Herridge reports
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-- Iran says new US sanctions imposed this week are aimed at destabilizing the country ahead of this summer's presidential election.
Meanwhile we are learning more tonight about Iran's alleged involvement in a major arms shipment one that was intercepted by the United States in Yemen.
Here's chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge.
At this shipment shown this week onion many government television contained enough explosives for 200 improvised explosive devices out there were also remote detonators and military binoculars.
The most troubling find these are running in May and portable surface to air missiles known as man patents.
Anytime you see the most sophisticated weapons getting introduced into -- an enemy combatants like this it's dangerous.
The weapons -- -- -- insurgent group that is called for an end to the small US military presence in Yemen.
We're hidden inside a metal tank on -- fishing vessel that was intercepted in late January is part of a joint US she many operation.
The Dow was observed operating erratically and -- in the water and invention of Yemeni waters.
So little routine boarding once it conducted.
Farms were discovered we have -- statements that indicate that the point of origin was Iran.
Beyond him in a new British report concludes Iran has been expanding its footprint in Africa.
By secretly supplying unmarked ammunition like this shipman uncovered in Lagos and -- tends to fuel regional conflicts.
The report describes Iran's role in the Sudan is sustained and potentially escalating with large scale shipments as well as a runny technical assistance to produce weapons.
Fox News is also told that is really strike on the Sudanese warehouse in October was linked to Iran's weapons smuggling operations.
The head of the House Intelligence Committee who receives regular briefings on Iran since -- -- -- to further destabilize the region.
This new chapter is with the chaos that you see in northern Africa.
With what you see -- happening in Yemen is that escalating arms flow why they're feeling the pressure of sanctions.
While Tehran denies involvement this week Bulgarian authorities late last summer's bus bombing that killed five Israeli tourists with -- -- one of Iran's proxy.
But congressman Rogers outside analysts think the smuggling of weapons and the uptick in -- -- -- -- -- reflect the fact that Iran's long time partner Syria is also under pressure.
And the regime may ultimately fall depriving Iran and other key ally -- I'm trying to develop more that's right -- there's no thanks.