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.