Arrival of more U.S. warships off Yemen tightens 'siege': Houthis

April 21, 2015 10:56 AM

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CAIRO (Reuters) - A senior official in the Iran-allied Houthi movement said the movement of more U.S. warships into waters off Yemen escalates Washington's role in a Saudi-led campaign against the group and aims at tightening a "siege" on the country.

Saudi Arabia and Sunni Arab allies have been bombing the group for almost a month, in an operation which has closed Yemen's sea and airports, blocking off food and other imports to the impoverished country.

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