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Nukes Ships and Sanctions
Iran’s Green Eggs and Ham Diplomacy
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  • Tom Chambers

    Reuters now reports that Iran has agreed to allow the ship to be inspected at Djibouti.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/20/us-yemen-security-idUSKBN0O50EF20150520

  • Dan Greene

    As Tom Chambers notes below, the ship will be inspected by the UN in Djibouti. Interesting how quickly this childish TAI piece that attempts to link two wholly unrelated issues, begins to dissolve almost as soon as it is published.

    “The U.N. announcement came as Iran announced that the Iranian cargo ship sailing to Yemen with 2,500 tonnes of food and medical supplies would submit to international inspections in Djibouti before continuing on to Yemen’s Hodaida port, which is under Houthi control. The move reduces the risk of a potential showdown between the vessel, which had been escorted by Iranian warships, and Saudi-led forces enforcing inspections on vessels entering Yemeni ports to prevent arms supplies from reaching the Houthis. ‘We have decided to dock our ship in Djibouti so the United Nations inspection protocol can take place,’ Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian was quoted as saying by the ISNA news agency.”

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