US calls on Iranian ship to dock in Djibouti

Tensions continue to rise in region.

U.S. calls on Iran to direct Yemen-bound cargo ship to Djibouti

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday called on Iran to direct an Iranian cargo ship that Tehran says is carrying Yemen-bound humanitarian aid to a United Nations distribution hub in Djibouti.

“If the Iranians follow U.N. protocol, move the ship to a port in Djibouti, allow the humanitarian cargo they claim is on the ship to be distributed through U.N. channels, then they will have done the right thing in this case,” Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steve Warren said.

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