Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Iran Vessel Heading to Djibouti for Inspection

Iranian news agency Tasnim reported today that Iran’s cargo ship, Iran Shahed, has changed course and is heading to the UN inspection facility in Djibouti. Tasnim’s report was filed on Wednesday afternoon by one of its reporter who is on board Iran Shahed.

UPDATED: Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Amir Abdollahian confirmed the report that Iran Shahed is now heading to Djibouti for UN inspection, ISNA reported.

Photo: vesseltracker.com

12 comments:

Piruz Mollazadeh said...

But it's changing course to Hodeidah again after being inspected by the UN, right?

Nader Uskowi said...

Sure. Inspection was the issue here.

This is an important precedent which will require future Iranian shipments to undergo inspections in Djibouti before offloading their cargo in Hodaydah or any other Yemeni port. It makes large-scale delivery of arms to the Huthis that much more difficult.

Piruz Mollazadeh said...

Inspection by countries involved in the war was the problem, yes.

I know other nations have been sending their aid to Djibouti but have their ships then moved to Yemeni ports or was the aid carried to Yemen's ports by UN ships?

jalal said...

Thank you. Your analysis is very excellent.

Nader Uskowi said...

Reportedly there is a wait of a week or more for ships to offload at Hodaydah, there must be a number of cargo ships there already. I assume they all have passed through inspections, but do not know the details, and if they are UN ships. If you find out, please let us know.

Mark Pyruz said...

Much, much relieved at this course of action.

Last week Fars News Agency reported an Iranian MP stated Iran Shahed would go to Djibouti. He turned out to be correct.

Anonymous said...

How come this regime is so concerned about Yemen while Iranians have to sell their organs to put bread on their table?

Anonymous said...

The same way the Americans are so concerned about peace in the world and try it with 600 billions a year to reach it. And 20 % of Americans have no food on there tables

Anonymous said...

Have you any evidence that 20% of Americans,(roughly about 70 million people) have no food on their tables?

Anonymous said...

there is no evidence, because the claim is utter rubbish.

nobody starves in the USA unless they are mentally ill.

there is plenty of poverty, but it's not poverty on the level of much of the rest of the world.

poverty in the US is defined as $22,000/yr for a family of four rather than the $1/day/person which comes to $1,460/yr.......

and a US family with income of $22K/yr then get significant government benefits to supplement their income.

Anonymous said...

The point that AnonymousMay 22, 2015 at 2:34 AM made is still a valid one that while the us spends hundreds of billions on its military,its wars and other foreign "commitments" each year there are tens of millions of americans who live in poverty

Anonymous said...

To compare Iran to the US all the time comes across as bit of an apolopist. Anon 2:34 AM is rediculously claiming that 20% of americans can't put food on their table. But facts point towards Iranian people that are selling their organs to put food on their table.And facts point towards 60% of Iranians living below the poverty line.Lets compare Iran to its neighbour Turkey instead of the US.Teachers in Turkey earn $36000 a year while teachers in Iran earn $3600 a year. If they are lucky teachers in Iran have to hold second jobs or sell their belongings to put bread on their tables.