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The Jewish Press » » US Warships in Red Sea, Prepare to Evacuate Embassy in Yemen

At least two US warships have been moved to the Red Sea in case the Embassy in Yemen is evacuated.

By: Hana Levi Julian

Published: January 21st, 2015

via The Jewish Press » » US Warships in Red Sea, Prepare to Evacuate Embassy in Yemen.

The capital of Yemen is Sana'a
The capital of Yemen is Sana’a
Photo Credit: Wikimedia

The USS Iwo Jima and the USS Fort McHenry warships sailed into the Red Sea on Wednesday.

Both are positioned to take on foreign service employees and their families fleeing the U.S. embassy in Yemen, if deemed necessary. Iranian-backed Shi’ite Houthi rebels overtook the presidential palace after a long barrage of shelling in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, on Tuesday, according to CNN. Information Minister Nadia Sakkaf told the news network, “The President has no control [over the country.”

Yemeni President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi is believed to be in his private residence, and was not…

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