U.S. ship near Yemen to ensure commerce: White House

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The White House said on Tuesday that the presence of a U.S. aircraft carrier near Yemen is intended to ensure freedom of navigation and commerce in the area. White

U.S. ship near Yemen to ensure commerce: White House

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The White House said on Tuesday that the presence of a U.S. aircraft carrier near Yemen is intended to ensure freedom of navigation and commerce in the area.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest cited energy, among other important commodities, as important shipments near the coast of Yemen that need protecting.

A senior official in the Iran-allied Houthi movement said the movement of more U.S. warships into waters off Yemen escalates Washington’s role in a Saudi-led campaign against the group and aims at tightening a “siege” on the country.

Saudi Arabia and Sunni Arab allies have been bombing the group for almost a month, in an operation which has closed Yemen’s sea and airports, blocking off food and other imports to the impoverished country.

A Pentagon spokesman on Monday denied the ships were on a mission to intercept Iranian arms shipments.

The ships will join seven other U.S. warships already in the waters near Yemen.

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