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USA sends confiscated weapons to Ukraine

The US has handed over weapons and more than 500,000 rounds of ammunition to Ukraine. These were confiscated when they were delivered by Iran to the Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Around 5,000 AK-47 assault rifles, sniper rifles and machine guns as well as around 500,000 rounds of ammunition were secured.


The US government says it has sent thousands of seized machine guns from Iran to Russia-attacked Ukraine .

The weapons were seized by the US military and allied forces on four unflagged ships in the Arabian Sea between 2021 and 2023, the US Department of Justice said on Tuesday.

The ships were on their way from Iran to Yemen




According to the US government, the following were secured:


  • around 5,000 AK-47 assault rifles

  • Sniper rifles and machine guns

  • about 500,000 rounds of ammunition

According to the Justice Department, Iran wanted to send the weapons to Houthi rebels in Yemen in violation of a UN Security Council resolution. The USA consequently declared the ammunition to be its property.

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Unknown member
Apr 10

Now Biden needs to find 1,000,000 155mm shells and 20,000 ATACMS that were "confiscated" and taking up space in a warehouse somewhere. He can ship them to Ukraine without an announcement. Then Karine Jean-Pierre can report it after the shipment is safely inside Ukraine's border.

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Unknown member
Apr 10

It's great that these weapons were sent to Ukraine. It would have been better to send them sooner. These will probably be good for duty away from the front lines because they are AK47 rifles with 7.62x39 rounds. Nothing wrong with that but as I understand it both Ukraine and russia now use AK74 rifles and 5.45x39 rounds. My theory is the military doesn't want to have 5,000 guys on the front lines scrounging around for 7.62 ammo when everyone else has 5.45.

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Unknown member
Apr 10

I wonder if Sleepy Joe has depleted our cache of Soviet weapons at Camp Bullis near San Antonio the CIA and Oliver North used to arm the Contras against the Sandinistas in Nicaragua

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Unknown member
Apr 10

Hope you keep writing these short articles, they’re great. I add them to my Flipboard magazine.

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