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US vice admiral admits concern over Yemen chaos

Abu Dhabi: A senior US naval officer has vowed international shipping in and around the Gulf will not be harmed by the growth of Isis, however growing instability in Yemen is a concern.

Vice Admiral John Miller, commander of US Naval Central Command, told a conference in Abu Dhabi that a “robust” US and international maritime presence was helping to minimise threats to oil-producing countries in the region.

Nevertheless, Miller admitted concern about the political chaos in Yemen.

“Instability in Yemen is something that has the potential to lead to instability in the strait of Bab el Mandab in the Gulf of Aden in the southern part of the Red Sea, all of which is cause for concern,” he said.

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