Iranian Official: Attacking Ship Bound for Yemen Will 'Ignite Flames of War'
A senior Iranian military official warned that any effort by the U.S. or Saudi Arabia to board a Yemen-bound ship – supposedly filled with aid supplies – would "spark a fire."
The official said that if the ship is intercepted, it would "ignite the flames of war" in the region.
This comes just a few weeks after a convoy of Iranian ships, carrying weapons, was forced to reverse course after the U.S. Navy sent an aircraft carrier to trail the vessels.
Jennifer Griffin reported on "Your World" that senior Pentagon officials are not too concerned about this particular ship.
"Pentagon officials have called it a 'stunt,'" Griffin said, adding that one official said that it is all for show and Iran is begging for us to board the ship.
"The Iranian ship is currently in the Gulf of Oman, slated to meet up with Iranian warships off the coast of Yemen next week," Griffin reported.
She noted that the U.S. Navy has an amphibious ready group, the USS Iwo Jima and 2,000 Marines, off the coast of Yemen, making a showdown on the high seas with Iran's fleet a possibility.
Watch the "Your World" clip above.
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