“The standoff over the vessel raises the prospect of a potential confrontation between Washington and Tehran in the vital sea lane which links the Gulf and the Indian Ocean with the Mediterranean though the Suez Canal.”
REPORTED BY TEHRAN (AFP):
A senior Iranian commander warned the United States that a “fire might start” over an aid ship bound for Yemen on Wednesday after the Pentagon urged it to change course.
Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri said it was Iran’s right to deliver relief supplies to Yemen as a humanitarian ceasefire takes hold and rejected Washington’s request that aid be taken instead to a United Nations hub to allay worries the cargo might be military.
“I should say frankly that Iran’s restraint has a limit,” Jazayeri, a deputy chief of staff, told Iran’s Arab-language Al-Alam television late on Tuesday. “Saudi Arabia and its novice rulers and the Americans and others should know if they continue to create obstacles on Iran’s aid delivery a fire might start that would definitely be out of their control.
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Iran Issues NEW WARNING To The U.S.