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Stand Out To Sea
Iran Not Backing Down in Yemen

Iran is celebrating its recent understanding with the U.S. by sending warships to the coast of Yemen. The Financial Times reports:

Two ships are being deployed as part of “anti-piracy efforts” in the trade routes that connect the Indian Ocean to the Red Sea, according to Iran’s English-language broadcaster Press TV.

The channel reported Iran’s Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari saying that the vessels would be “safeguarding naval routes for vessels in the region”.

While these warships are not shooting, yet, everyone understands what “anti-piracy efforts” means: Iran is not backing down from supporting the new order in Yemen, Sunni coalition efforts or no.

Every time Iran makes a move like this, the odds of the Middle East’s proxy sectarian wars erupting into something much bigger grow.

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  • Clayton Holbrook

    Also in a speech today in Iran on “National Nuclear Technology Day” President Hassan Rouhani called for an end to airstrikes against Houthis in Yemen.

  • rheddles

    Iran is not backing down anywhere.

    • f1b0nacc1

      Why should they? It isn’t as if they are being made to pay a price for it….

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