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Iran Warship Enters Increasingly Contested Red Sea Shipping Lanes

Iranian media reported that Iran’s frigate Alborz, launched in 1969 on completion by Vickers in the UK, will fly the country’s flag across the key shipping lanes. In this report, the details of the Alborz’s mission were not specified, but the news outlet highlighted what it claimed were the regional implications of Israel’s war against Hamas terrorists in Gaza.

“Following rising tensions in the Gaza war, there has been an acceleration in developments in the Gulf of Aden and the Bab al-Mandeb Strait,” it said, repeating words of action long pronounced by Tehran in its war with the West.

On Sunday, December 31, U.S. Navy helicopters sank three Houthi-operated vessels that had attacked a container ship in the Red Sea, the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a statement.

The UK defense minister also warned on Monday that London is “willing to take direct action” against the Houthis. “We are willing to take direct action, and we won’t hesitate to take further action to deter threats to freedom of navigation in the Red Sea,” Defense Secretary Grant Shapps wrote in a British newspaper.

According to the outlet, Britain is collaborating with the U.S. for potential military strikes against the Houthis, and a joint statement giving the militants a final warning to cease their attacks is imminent. (BB / VFI News)

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