Missiles from rebel-held Yemen area land near US destroyer

The USS Mason in the Atlantic on January  14, 2011. (US Navy/Anna Wade)

The USS Mason in the Atlantic on January 14, 2011. (US Navy/Anna Wade)

Navy official says unclear if USS Mason intentionally targeted by Shiite militants; no American sailors injured or damage reported

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Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of bombing its embassy in Yemen

© AFP / Fayez Nureldine | A picture taken on November 16, 2015 shows a Saudi F-15 fighter jet landing at the Khamis Mushayt military airbase, as the Saudi army conducts operations over Yemen.

Saudi jets “deliberately” struck Iran’s embassy in Yemen in an air raid that wounded staff, Tehran’s foreign ministry said Thursday, as tensions between the two regional powers mounted

“This deliberate action by Saudi Arabia is a violation of all international conventions that protect diplomatic missions,” foreign ministry spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari was quoted as saying by state television.

“The Saudi government is responsible for the damage caused and for the situation of members of staff who were injured,” Ansari added, without specifying when the alleged strike took place.

(AFP)

 

Saudi Arabia shoots down Scud missile fired from Yemen

FILE – In this April 16, 2015, file photo, Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, chant slogans during a demonstration against an arms embargo imposed by the U.N. Security Council on Houthi leaders, in Sanaa, Yemen. Saudi Arabia shot down a Scud missile early Saturday, June 6, 2015, fired into the Sunni kingdom by Yemen’s Shiite rebels and their allies, the country’s official news agency reported, marking what could be a major escalation in the monthslong war. A Patriot missile battery shot down the Scud around 2:45 a.m. Saturday around the southwestern city of Khamis Mushait, the official Saudi Press Agency reported. The agency blamed Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, and their allies in forces loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)

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Iranians fire warning shots at commercial ship in Gulf: US

An Iranian patrol craft fired warning shots across a Singapore-flagged ship in international waters. Photo shows an Iranian Navy boat during exercises in the Strait of Hormuz in 2012 (AFP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

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Iran threatens war if ‘aid ship’ to Yemen attacked

An Iranian warship in the Strait of Hormuz (photo credit: Alex Hicks, Wikimedia Commons)

Tehran says vessel, escorted by warships, contains 2,500 tons of humanitarian supplies; US warns against ‘provocative actions’

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US warship heads to Yemen to block Iranian weapons

The USS Theodore Roosevelt, file (Photo credit: YouTube screen capture)

The USS Theodore Roosevelt, file (Photo credit: YouTube screen capture)

Aircraft carrier in Arabian sea to enforce arms embargo on Houthi rebels, monitor Iranian weapons convoy

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