Time: Iran Challenges U.S. and Saudi Arabia by Sending Aid Ship to Rebels in Yemen

A Saudi-led coalition is trying to defeat an insurrection against the Yemeni government that they believe is partly funded by Iran

An Iranian aid ship has entered the Gulf of Aden in a direct challenge to Saudi Arabia and the United State’s blockade of Yemeni ports, Iranian media has reported.

The Iran Shahed is carrying 2,500 tons of aid and is bound for the port of Hodeidah, which is controlled by the Shiite Houthi rebels. The ship was chartered by the Red Crescent Society of Iran and its passengers include a medical team, journalists and anti-war activists. Saudi Arabia has vowed that it will not allow Iranian ships to dock in any of Yemen’s ports to prevent the supply of arms to the Houthis.

WNU Editor: In the middle of the Cuban Missile Crisis the Russians blinked and decided to not break the U.S. naval embargo around Cuba. 50 years later we are seeing a somewhat similar situation .... and my betting is that unlike the Russians, the Iranians are not going to blink.

More News On The Iranian Aid Ship Threatening To Break The Saudi Embargo On Yemen

Iran’s Yemen-bound aid ship enters Gulf of Aden -- Press TV (Iran)
Iranian aid ship heads to Yemen despite Saudi blockade -- UPI
Iranian Aid Ship Nears Yemen, Raising Risk of Saudi Showdown -- Bloomberg
Iranian navy escorts aid ship to Yemen: report -- Xinhua
Iran aid ship to dock in Yemen on Thursday -- The National
Iran aid ship to dock in Yemen Thursday, captain says -- Times of Israel/AFP
Iran is challenging Saudi Arabia in the waters off Yemen -- Reuters

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