Iran Deploys Warships Off Yemen Coast after US Bombs Houthi Targets

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Iran Deploys Warships Off Yemen Coast after US Bombs Houthi Targets

AFP PHOTO/EBRAHIM NOUROZI (Photo credit should read EBRAHIM NOUROZI/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran has deployed a fleet of warships to the Gulf of Aden, following US cruise missile strikes on targets in Yemen that allegedly belonging to the Houthi alliance.

The Iranian Navy deployed warships for a mission that includes entering the area off Yemen’s southern coast, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Wednesday.

“The fleet will provide security to sea ways for Iranian vessels and protect Iran’s interests on the high seas,” Press TV cited Sayyari. “The 34th Fleet is comprised of the Bushehr logistic vessel and Alborz destroyer, and will conduct a three-month mission.”

Sayyari denied claims the naval grouping has been deployed to intervene in the Yemeni conflict. Nonetheless, it’s clear that the move is a ‘signal’ for the US to avoid further miltiary strikes on targets in Yemen.

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    This is it folks! The UN has a mandate that nations can deploy forces around the world to fight terrorism. And since ISIS and al-Qaeda is in Yemen, Iran should exercise UN-law and deploy special forces and anti-air missiles to defend the civilian population from terrorist atrocities.
    Iran and Chins should launch joint operations. The Zionist-US/UK will not dare enter into a missile and Naval war with China and Iran so close to Iran’s borders where their missile power dominates the region in the name of peace and saving innocent lives.
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