Tehran's Houthi Allies Fire at U.S. Ships

(Wall Street Journal) Editorial - On Sunday off the coast of Yemen, the USS Mason, a guided-missile destroyer, and the USS Ponce, an amphibious ship, were attacked by two Chinese-built C-802 cruise missiles fired from territory controlled by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia. Iran is a major operator of the C-802; its proxy Hizbullah used it in 2006 to punch a hole in an Israeli corvette off the coast of Lebanon. Last week, the Houthis scored a direct hit on the HSV Swift, an unarmed transport used by the United Arab Emirates. The attack on the Navy ships - with hundreds of American sailors aboard - is another reminder that the nuclear deal has done more to embolden than moderate Tehran's ambitions, despite a cascade of U.S. concessions. The Administration grants the mullahs unprecedented concessions not called for by the nuclear deal, and they respond by attacking the U.S.

2016-10-13 00:00:00

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