Iranian warships to accompany cargo ship bound for Yemen

The Iran-flagged Shahed cargo ship which set sail Monday for the Yemeni port of Hodaida, is due to arrive during the five-day humanitarian ceasefire in the Yemen conflict starting Tuesday night. The Saudi-led coalition, accusing Iran of arming the Houthi rebels have imposed inspections on all ships trying to enter Yemeni ports. DEBKAfile: Saudi Arabia has said the naval and aerial blockade on Yemen will remain in place during the ceasefire. Saudi and Egyptian warships are patrolling international waters off Yemen.

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