Activists: Iran aid vessel not escorted by Iranian warships

A Yemen-bound Iranian aid ship is not being escorted by Iranian warships and is due to arrive in the port of Hodaida on Thursday, two foreign activists onboard the vessel told Reuters on Tuesday. A coalition of Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia has imposed searches on all ships trying to enter Yemen in a bid to prevent weapons being smuggled to the Iran-allied Houthi group which controls much of the country, including Hodaida. Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of arming the Houthis – a charge Tehran denies – while Iran has condemned the Saudi-led air strikes against the Houthis. Iranian officials have said they would not let Saudi-led forces inspect the Iran Shahed.



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