Iranian warships in the Strait of Bab el-Mandeb

Reports that they’d left the area were incorrect.

Iranian warships in the Strait of Bab el-Mandeb

Two Iranian destroyers, sent in the Gulf of Aden to protect merchant vessels, are now at the entrance of Bab el-Mandeb, a strategic Strait between Yemen and Djibouti, said Thursday the head of the Iranian navy.

“We are currently present in the Gulf of Aden and the Alborz and Bushehr destroyers patrolling specifically at the entrance of Bab el-Mandeb,” said Admiral Habibollah Sayari was quoted by the official IRNA news agency.

“We are present in the Gulf of Aden accordance with international standards to ensure the safety of merchant ships of our country against the threat of pirates,” he added.

The Strait of Bab el-Mandeb seen passing about four million barrels of crude per day (bpd), which go further north via the Suez Canal or the Sumed pipeline.

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Source: lepopulaire.fr

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