White House says movement of U.S. ship near Yemen to ensure commerce


  • World
  • Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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.

(Reporting By Julia Edwards; Editing by Lisa Lambert)


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