"Other weapons components seized aboard the dhow were of Iranian design and manufacture and included three Iranian surface-to-air missiles", the statement said.
According to a CENTCOM statement, the dhow was carrying 150 Dehlavieh anti-tank guided missiles, described by USA officials as the Iranian versions of Russia's Kornet anti-tank missiles.
Crew members from the USS Normandy seized a huge cache of weapons from a dhow - a small vessel with lateen sails - on Sunday while conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. Central area of operations.
The weapons were "identical" to those seized in a similar operation last November by the USS Forrest Sherman.
The military said that the weapons seized on Sunday were "identical" to those seized by another USA warship in November.
"Everything points to these weapons being made in Iran".
"USS Normandy, while conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. Central Command area of operations, boarded a dhow in accordance with global law and discovered a large cache of weapons", read the statement. "They're all very consistent with what we know about weapons that have been made in Iran", CENTCOM spokesman Cmdr. A separate United Nations resolution on Yemen bans the supply of weapons to Houthi leaders.
Sending such weapons to Yemen "would be in violation of a U.N. Security Council Resolution that prohibits the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer of weapons to the Houthis", the CENTCOM statement said.
An "inter-agency and global effort" is underway to assess the weapons, Fox News reported, with USA partner nations and worldwide organizations invited to inspect the cache.
They are now being examined by worldwide weapons inspectors.