7 articles tagged "Gulf of Aden"
UAE with Saudi Backing Grabs Large Chunk of S. Yemen as Satellite
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 11, 2016

The UAE gains control of Gulf of Aden and Socotra archipelago as forward base.

Iran’s Guards Drum up Armed Incidents to Scuttle Nuclear Accord
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 7, 2015

Khamenei is all in favor of such incidents as the seizure of a commercial vessel by IRGC’s navy as it gives him levers of control and bargaining chips.

It’s a Long Way to a Yemen Ceasefire
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 23, 2015

The Saudis have drawn up their own game plan for Yemen, independently of US efforts to achieve a ceasefire. Obama has told the Gulf rulers not to expect a defense pact with the US, but Iranian expansion will be curbed.

USS Theodore Roosevelt heads to Yemen
US-Iranian naval collision building up in Gulf of Aden
DEBKAfile Special Report April 21, 2015

The US and Iran may be heading for a naval face-off over Yemen.  Monday night, the USS Theodore Roosevelt, known as “The Big Stick,” set out for the Gulf of Aden to join the American naval force building up to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying arms for Yemen’s Houthi rebels. The Roosevelt Strike Group 12 was dispatched from the Persian Gulf to underline Washington’s resolve to pre-empt any attempt by Iranian warships to break the Saudi-Egyptian sea blockade of Yemen, as well as deepening US involvement in the Saudi-led operation against Iranian-backed rebel forces.

Iran's Bushehr helicopter carrier warship
Iran, Saudi Arabia in tense buildup opposite Yemen’s Gulf of Aden shore: US air tankers refueling Saudi jets
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 10, 2015

Saudi-Iranian saber-rattling over Yemen reached a dangerous peak Thursday, April 9: The Saudi army spokesman, Brig. Gen. Ahmad Al-Assiri, said the Iranian flotilla of warships posted to the Gulf of Aden would not be permitted to enter Yemeni territorial waters. He threatened Iranians “remaining in Yemen” would suffer the same fate as the Houthi rebels. An Iranian-Saudi clash of arms in the Red Sea can’t be ruled out, after Egyptian and Iranian warships exchanged fire over the Bab El-Mandeb Strait. Friday, Saudis banned flights of Iranian pilgrims to Mecca.

Massive US Military Buildup on Two Strategic Islands: Socotra and Masirah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 26, 2012

By early March, the US will have amassed 100,000 troops within reach of Iran, roughly equal to the 2003 Iraq invasion force, and enough to back up Barack Obama's pledge to stop Iran acquiring a nuclear bomb with military force.

Limburg oil tanker hit by al Qaeda in 2002
US warns Gulf of Aden shipping at risk of Al Qaeda bombing
DEBKAfile Special Report March 22, 2010

The US Naval Intelligence warning covers the world's busiest shipping routes through the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden and vessels transiting the Suez Canal. debkafile reports al Qaeda has enhanced its striking ability from its Yemen strongholds. A decade after its suicides rammed the US Cole, killing 17 seamen, the Islamist terrorists are said by the US advisory to have developed sophisticated methods of attack including missiles.

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