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US considering sending weapons seized from houthis to ukraine: Report

The United States is considering sending weapons seized from Houthis to Ukraine.

The New York-based newspaper Wall Street Journal reported today.

US officials are sending “over 5,000 assault rifles, 1.6 million rounds of small arms ammunition, a small number of antitank missiles, and more than 7,000 proximity fuses,” the WSJ report said.

It will enhance Kyiv’s military combating capability against Russian offensive as the war entering a second year from Feb 28.

At presently, the United Nations arms embargo requires that seized weapons must be destroyed or stored.

President Joe Biden’s administration, nonetheless, is considering if the law has room for the arms to be transferred to Ukraine, the report said.

The Houthis seized the capital of Yemen in 2014. They are in a war with the internationally recognized government and its allies ever since.

Javed Mahmood
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I am an experienced writer, analyst, and author. My exposure in English journalism spans more than 28 years. In the past, I have been working with daily The Muslim (Lahore Bureau), daily Business Recorder (Lahore/Islamabad Bureaus), Daily Times, Islamabad, daily The Nation (Lahore and Karachi). With daily The Nation, I have served as Resident Editor, Karachi. Since 2009, I have been working as a Freelance Writer/Editor for American organizations.


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