Iran Dispatching Warships To Yemen

by Associated Press  |  published on April 8, 2015

iransupremeleaderIran dispatched a naval destroyer and another vessel Wednesday to waters near Yemen as the United States quickened weapons supply to the Saudi-led coalition striking rebels there, underlining how foreign powers are deepening their involvement in the conflict.

Iran’s English-language state broadcaster Press TV quoted Rear Adm. Habibollah Sayyari as saying the ships would be part of an anti-piracy campaign “safeguarding naval routes for vessels in the region.”

The maneuver comes amid an intense Saudi-led Gulf Arab air campaign targeting the Yemeni rebels, known as Houthis, who come from a Shiite sect. Critics say Shiite power Iran backs the Houthis, though both the Islamic Republic and the rebels deny any direct military assistance.

Speaking a day earlier in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken blamed the violence in Yemen on the Houthis, and forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, saying that the U.S. is committed to defending Saudi Arabia. …

  • GMC

    And Obama love’s IRAN!!!!! WOW Just sign here we trust you just like we trusted North Korea. This is like feeding a Rattle Snake Look at this one man show and this one country Iran wanting to block shipping routes to the oil we are buying for good old USA. Look for gas to go up again!!! What a waste of time and our money as usual..Lets get in a little deeper Obama!!!

    • Dee

      Obama should never have been elected. People just wanted the “free” stuff that he wanted to hand out. Shame on the American people for not seeing through him.

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