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Israeli Forces Seize Iranian Rockets

Syuzanna Petrosyan |
March 5, 2014 | 1:22 p.m. PST

Executive Producer

Red Sea (Wikimedia Commons)
Red Sea (Wikimedia Commons)
Israeli naval forces have raided an Iranian freighter in the Red Sea and seized dozens of missiles that were allegedly destined for Palestinian militants in the Gaza strip.

Iran's armed forces denied the Israeli claims as baseless.

SEE ALSO: 5+1 Things To Know About the Iran Nuclear Deal

The high seas interception is the fourth of its kind by Israel in the past 12 years. It comes after air attacks on weapons warehouses and arms convoys in the past 18 months that officials in Tel Aviv had hinted were destined for Hezbollah in Lebanon.

This week Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netenyahu, visited Washington, where he expressed his reservations about a nuclear deal with Iran in a meeting with Barack Obama and during a speech to the powerful Jewish lobby AIPAC.

SEE ALSO: The Iran Nuclear Deal: Diplomacy Deserves Its Chance

Read more at USA Today.

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