Yemen Crisis: Iran Deploys Warships Near Yemen, Report Says

April 8, 2015 1:12 PM

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Yemen Crisis: Iran Deploys Warships Near Yemen, Report Says

(SANAA, Yemen) — Iran dispatched a naval destroyer and another vessel Wednesday to waters near Yemen as the United States quickened weapons supply to the Saudi-led coalition striking rebels there, underlining how foreign powers are deepening their involvement in the conflict.

Iran’s English-language state broadcaster Press TV quoted Rear Adm. Habibollah Sayyari as saying the ships would be part of an anti-piracy campaign “safeguarding naval routes for vessels in the region.”

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