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Jan 12 2021

The United States and Israel will occupy an important Yemeni island

The Jerusalem Post reported on the construction of a US-Israeli military base on Mayyun (Perim) Island off the southwestern coast of Yemen and the strategic Bab al-Mandeb Strait. Mayyun (Perim) Island is a Yemeni volcanic island that divides the entrance to the Red Sea into two eastern parts called “Alexander’s Strait” with a width of 3 km and a western part called “Dact-el-Mayun” with a width of 25 km and plays a very important role in controls maritime transit in the world. Mayyun was previously controlled by the UAE, and now the United States and Israel are plotting to take …