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    US Sent Ukraine 1.1 Million Rounds of Ammunition Seized from Iran

    US Sent Ukraine 1.1 Million Rounds of Ammunition Seized from Iran

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. has transferred to Ukraine 1.1 million rounds of small arms ammunition that it seized from , U.S. Central Command said Wednesday.

    The much-needed ammunition has been sent at a time when continued U.S. financial support for Kyiv's fight to defend itself remains in question.

    And while Ukraine will use the 7.62 mm ammunition seized from Iran in its fight against , Iran has been supplying Russia with the Shahed 136 drones that its forces have used in Ukraine against both civilian and military targets.

    The 7.62 mm ammunition is the standard round for Soviet-era Kalashnikov assault rifles and their many derivatives. Ukraine, as a former Soviet republic, still relies on the Kalashnikov for many of its units.

    The rounds were seized by Central Command naval forces in December off of a vessel the command described as a “stateless dhow,” a traditional wooden sailing ship, that was being used by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to support the Houthis in 's civil war in violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution.

    A fragile cease-fire is in place after the almost decade-long war, but Iran has continued to supply the Houthis with lethal aid, Lt. Gen. Alexus G. Grynkewich, head of U.S. Forces Central, told reporters on Wednesday. He said this was a major threat to Yemen finding a durable peace.

    U.S. Central Command said the U.S. “obtained ownership of these…

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