An Iranian 7-9-ship armada heading for Yemen waters – Pentagon

US military officials reported Saturday that Iran is sending an armada of seven to nine ships, some with weapons, towards Yemen in an attempt to re-supply the Houthi rebel forces. They fear a showdown if the Iranian vessels try to break through the blockade Saudi and Egypt warships have thrown around Yemen, or with US ships in the region. On April 9, DEBKAfile reported the danger of a major showdown after Tehran posted a small flotilla to the Gulf of Aden.

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