Tensions build between US, Iran
Potential showdown brews over cargo ship said to be carrying aid
New Tensions Build Between U.S. and Iran in Waters off Yemen
By DION NISSENBAUM and ASA FITCH
The U.S. military and its Saudi allies are preparing for another potential showdown with Iran in the Gulf of Aden over the fate of a cargo ship said to be carrying aid for Yemen.
Two Iranian warships have linked up in the waters off Yemen’s coast with an Iranian vessel believed to be carrying humanitarian aid for civilians caught in Saudi Arabia’s two-month-old bombing campaign against Iran-backed Houthi rebels who have seized control of Yemen’s capital and government, Pentagon officials said Tuesday.
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