The US State Department announced that the Houthi coup militia had obtained lethal weapons that it used to hit Saudi territory.
The US State Department said in its annual report on terrorism, that the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, supplied Houthi militias in Yemen with weapons it described as “lethal” that was used to hit Saudi Arabia.
Iran has used the Qods Force to support its allies abroad and provide cover for intelligence operations that help create instability in the Middle East.
It added that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Hizbullah elements in Lebanon exploited the security vacuum in Yemen to provide tremendous support to the Houthis, which expanded the IRGC’s influence in Yemen.
The US State Department said the Iranian Revolutionary Guards had provided deadly weapons, which the Houthis used to target civilian sites in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
The report noted that Hezbollah also provided significant support to the Houthis, especially in the development of drones or ballistic missiles.
List of Iranian weapons and equipment supplied to the Houthis in Yemen
Earlier, the Maha Oryx Institute for Arms Tracking around the world announced a list of Iranian weapons and equipment supplied to the Houthis in Yemen.
The list includes only Iranian weapons and equipment supplied to the Houthis in Yemen or intercepted en route to Yemen after a Saudi-led coalition intervention in 2015, the institute said.
List of weapons and missiles supplied by the Houthis
Multiple rocket launcher:
Iranian Badr-1 missiles from the Fajr-5B family
Iranian Quds (from the Sumar rocket family)
Iranian Burkan-H2 missiles (alternative to existing Iranian ballistic missiles)
Iran’s Barkan-3 missiles (alternative to existing Iranian ballistic missiles)
SAMAD-1 (previously seen in Iran. Supplied by Hezbollah in Lebanon)
Samad-2 aircraft is called loitering munitions, a category of weapons system in which the munition loiters around the target area for some time, searches for targets, and attacks once a target is located.
Sammad-3 planes are called lounging munitions
Iranian loitering munitions (unmanned) from Qassif-1 (a copy of the Iranian Ababil 2T aircraft and a similar type was provided to Hezbollah)
Iranian loitering munitions (unmanned) from Qassif-2 (a copy of the Iranian Ababil 2T aircraft and a similar type was provided to Hezbollah)
Rare launchers of the Iranian Nader model
Ammunition, missiles and other miscellaneous equipment:
Iranian electronic tracking systems
Iranian ship guidance systems (for improvised explosive devices by water)
Iranian binoculars 20 × 120
Iranian thermal binoculars RU60G
15 rocket battery (for RPG launchers)
4 Fire control systems (RPG launchers)
3 batteries (for RPG players)
5 batteries binoculars
Iranian participation and operations inside Yemen:
Turning speed boats into booby-trapped boats
Iranian participation but not delivery – proved
Production or assembly of BADR-1 missiles (unguided version of the Fajr series inside Yemen)
Converting shipborne anti-ship missiles (C.801s) into ground-launched anti-ship missiles
Conversion of R-27T and R-73 air-to-air missiles (AAMs) into surface-to-air missiles (SAMs)
Convert Scud and Hwasŏng-5/6 missiles to volcano ballistic missile series 2H
Converting S-75 SAMs into a series of compelling ballistic missiles
Modified Iran air defense systems Strela-2