Iran says navy will protect aid ship heading to Yemen ahead of 5-day humanitarian cease-fire

May 12, 2015 4:46 PM

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TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's state news agency is reporting that Iran's navy will protect an aid ship traveling to Yemen, where a five-day humanitarian cease-fire is set to begin.

The IRNA news agency quoted Admiral Hossein Azad as saying Tuesday the 34th naval group "is present in the Gulf of Aden and Bab al-Mandab strait and has been given the specific mission of protecting the humanitarian aid ship."

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