Amid concerns over Iran’s nuclear program and Tehran’s backing of Yemen’s Houthi rebels, the 5th Fleet of the U.S. Navy, located in the Middle East, has started to pay incentives for intelligence that could assist sailors in intercepting weapons, drugs, and other illegal shipments across the area.

The 5th Fleet’s decision to offer money and other goods in exchange for valuable data in the Persian Gulf as well as other corporate strategy waterways, while avoiding specifically mentioning Iran, may put more pressure on the Houthis’ ability to obtain weapons while a shaky cease-fire in Yemen continues to hold.

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