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Iran: Fears over attack on Iranian humanitarian mission for Yemen01:14

Iran: Fears over attack on Iranian humanitarian mission for Yemen

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Bandar Abas
May 11, 2015 at 03:15 GMT +00:00 · Published

Humanitarian aid destined for Yemen was loaded onto the cargo ship 'Iran Shahed' in the port of Bandar Abas, with goods from the Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Monday. However, concerns have been raised that Saudi Arabia may attempt to block the boat. Saudi Arabia and its allies have accused Iran of trying to smuggle weapons and ammunition to the Houthis in Yemen. They have imposed a sea and air blockade on the country.

Press TV announced that a group of humanitarian aid workers, medical technicians and peace activists from the US, France, and Germany - along with journalists and physicians from Iran - will be aboard, along with 2,500 tonnes of medical supplies, foodstuff and tents.

The activists said in a statement that everything on the ship has been checked to make sure that nothing could be considered a weapon.

Iran: Fears over attack on Iranian humanitarian mission for Yemen01:14
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Humanitarian aid destined for Yemen was loaded onto the cargo ship 'Iran Shahed' in the port of Bandar Abas, with goods from the Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Monday. However, concerns have been raised that Saudi Arabia may attempt to block the boat. Saudi Arabia and its allies have accused Iran of trying to smuggle weapons and ammunition to the Houthis in Yemen. They have imposed a sea and air blockade on the country.

Press TV announced that a group of humanitarian aid workers, medical technicians and peace activists from the US, France, and Germany - along with journalists and physicians from Iran - will be aboard, along with 2,500 tonnes of medical supplies, foodstuff and tents.

The activists said in a statement that everything on the ship has been checked to make sure that nothing could be considered a weapon.