Iran said it would seize any ships that try to transport military supplies to Iraq through the Persian Gulf. A military spokesman quoted by Tehran Radio said Iran would "take the necessary legal measures" against such ships before releasing them.

The spokesman said the Kuwaiti ship Al-Muharraq, released two days ago after a three-week detention, had been carrying "military equipment which would have increased Iraq's military capability." No elaboration was made on the nature of the equipment, which was confiscated by Iran.

Kuwait has complained to the U.N. Security Council, accusing Iran of seizing the ship in international waters. Iran Warns on Arms Shipments TEHRAN -- Iran said it would seize any ships that try to transport military supplies to Iraq through the Persian Gulf. A military spokesman quoted by Tehran Radio said Iran would "take the necessary legal measures" against such ships before releasing them.

The spokesman said the Kuwaiti ship Al-Muharraq, released two days ago after a three-week detention, had been carrying "military equipment which would have increased Iraq's military capability." No elaboration was made on the nature of the equipment, which was confiscated by Iran.

Kuwait has complained to the U.N. Security Council, accusing Iran of seizing the ship in international waters.