(4-23-15) The situation in the Gulf of Aden has deteriorated noticeably even as it goes beyond what the Saudi strikes against Yemen are all about. The Iranian navy has gotten very active and has substantially put all of its naval forces into the Gulf of Aden.
Its forces consist primarily of the Russian-made Sunburn guided-missile destroyers which are just as advanced as the guided missiles the United States has built. Their intent is an attempt to deliver military hardware to the Houthi rebels in Yemen. Saudi Arabia is determined to prevent that from happening and has consequently concentrated all of its naval forces in about a four square mile area.
Meanwhile on April 20, the United States Navy has dispatched an aircraft carrier task group to the Gulf of Aden which will arrive soon in order to also prevent Iranian war ships from delivering weapons to the Houthi rebels mainly because they donít know what kind of weapons are being delivered. The Iranians have been very mum and the United States is obviously concerned that the Iranians may be delivering so-called non-conventional weapon systems, namely biological, bio-chemical or chemical weapons.