Houthis vow to continue sinking British ships in Red Sea

Houthis vow to continue sinking British ships in Red Sea | middle East

The Iranbacked Houthis in Yemen assured this Sunday that they will continue their attacks on British ships in the Gulf of Aden after the ship Rubymar sank following an attack by rebels.

This Saturday, US forces confirmed that the Rubymar, carrying more than 41,000 tons of fertilizer, sank in the early hours of the morning, two weeks after it was hit by two ballistic missiles fired by the Houthis on February 18.

“Yemen will continue to sink British ships and any consequences or other harm will fall on the United Kingdom as it is a rogue state attacking Yemen and collaborating with the United States in funding crimes against civilians in Gaza.” he wrote. The Houthiled government's deputy foreign minister, Hussein alEzzi, on X (formerly Twitter).

Since January, the United States and the United Kingdom have been attacking Houthi targets in Yemen in retaliation for attacks by Yemeni rebels on ships in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, described as acts of protest in solidarity with the Palestinian people of the Gaza Strip, Israeli victims Force.

“The Iranbacked Houthis pose a serious threat to global maritime activities,” accused the US military command in the Middle East (Centcom), also citing the environmental impact of the Rubymar’s sinking and the potential risks to other ships transiting the area .

“The United States and our partners remain committed to preserving freedom of navigation, enhancing security, and protecting international waters for commercial vessels,” it said in a brief statement posted on social media.

Even before the sinking at the end of February, Washington had warned of a possible ecological catastrophe that this attack could trigger, as the damage to the Rubymar, a Belizeanflagged ship, caused an oil slick dozens of kilometers long.