Iran says its navy will protect aid ship heading to Yemen

Iran’s state news agency is reporting that Iran’s navy will protect an aid ship traveling to Yemen, where a five-day humanitarian cease-fire is set to begin. The IRNA news agency quoted Admiral Hossein Azad as saying Tuesday the 34th naval group “is present in the Gulf of Aden and Bab al-Mandab strait and has been given the specific mission of protecting the humanitarian aid ship.” The naval group includes the destroyer Alborz and logistic ship Bushehr that are on a 90-day anti-piracy patrol there.



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