Headline RoundupApril 10th, 2024

US Delivers Seized Iranian Weapons to Ukraine Amid Russian Invasion

Summary from the AllSides News Team

The U.S. has delivered seized Iranian weapons to Ukraine to help defend against the Russian invasion, U.S. Central Command said Tuesday.

The Details: The April 4 shipment included over 5,000 firearms, sniper rifles, machine guns and RPG-7s, along with 500,000 rounds of ammunition. The weapons were originally intercepted between 2021 and 2023 en route to Houthi forces in Yemen from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The Houthis, backed by Iran, were reportedly breaching the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2216 with these attempted weapons transfers. The U.S. previously transferred over one million rounds of seized Iranian ammunition to Ukraine in October.

How The Media Covered It: Coverage across the spectrum was generally free of partisan differences. However, Al Jazeera (Lean Left bias) noted that “Democrat Biden” had been blocked from giving Ukraine more weapons by “Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson’s refusal to call a vote”; Breitbart (Right bias) also noted “House Republicans’ continued opposition” to Ukraine aid. This summary was developed with the help of AllSides' AI technology.

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