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Press Release | July 7, 2022

CENTCOM statement regarding confiscation of weapons originating in Iran

U.S. Central Command Public Affairs

July 7, 2022

Release Number 20220707-01



TAMPA, Fla. – The following statement is attributed to U.S. Central Command Spokesman Col. Joseph Buccino:

“On February 25, a U.S. Navy destroyer supporting United Kingdom naval forces conducted an interdiction in the Gulf of Oman. The operation resulted in the confiscation of surface-to-air missiles and cruise-missile rocket engines originating in Iran. This action demonstrates that we will not allow irresponsible and aggressive acts by Iran to go unchecked on land, sea, and air. In this effort, we will work in support of and alongside our partners and allies, with whom we have decades-long strategic relationships.”