US CENTCOM Reports for the First Time that it Transferred Seized Iranian Ammunition to Ukraine

For the first time, the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) announced that it had “transferred approximately 1.1 million 7.62mm rounds to the Ukrainian armed forces” that were “were originally seized by U.S. Central Command naval forces from the transiting stateless dhow MARWAN 1, Dec. 9, 2022. The munitions were being transferred from the IRGC to the Houthis in Yemen in violation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2216.”

As we have previously reported, there have been previous indications that the United States was transferring both seized Iranian ammunition and weapons meant for Houthi rebels in Yemen to Ukrainian forces. So far, the United States has not publicly confirmed that it is also transferring weapons.