The Iranian warship Alborz, foreground, prepares before leaving Iran's waters on April 7, 2015. Mahdi Marizad / Fars News Agency via AP

Iran Sends Warships To Yemen Following US Airstrikes

The Iranian ships will patrol the Gulf of Aden, south of Yemen, and the Red Sea, Sayyari said. The area is one of the world’s most important shipping routes and a gateway between Europe and the Middle East.