Houthis We will continue to attack ships linked to Israel

Houthis: “We will continue to attack ships linked to Israel” US UK: “Raid in Yemen to ease Red Sea tensions” World Ansa.it

The USA and Great Britain have launched attacks against Houthi positions In Yemen after militiamen defied warnings not to continue their raids in the Red Sea. Other U.S.-allied countries are also involved, including the Netherlands, Australia, Canada and Bahrain, which are expected to provide logistics, intelligence and other support.

The attacks were carried out particularly with fighter jets and Tomahawk missiles, a US official told CNN. More than a dozen Houthi targets were hit by missiles fired from the air, land and sea (from the submarine USS Florida), and were selected to test the Houthi's ability to attack ships in the Red Sea. to weaken. This includes radar systems, depots and launch sites for drones, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles.

“Today the U.S. Armed Forces are on my orders together with the United Kingdom and with the support of Australia, Bahrain, Canada and the Netherlandshave successfully carried out attacks against a number of targets in Yemen, used by Houthi rebels to threaten freedom of navigation in one of the world's most important waterways” (Red Sea, ed.): Joe Biden makes it knownn a note declaring that this was the “direct response to the Houthi attacks” and that it would not hesitate to “take further action if necessary to protect our people and the free flow of international trade.”

“We have not targeted any other country in the world except Israelsaid the Houthis' official spokesman, Muhammad Abdul Salam, to Al Jazeera. The military has given an initial response and we will expand this very soon. We will continue to attack Israeli ships heading towards them until the aggression against Gaza ends.” The attacks caused “the death of five fighters and the wounding of six others,” the Houthi spokesman said, Tass reported. For Muhammad Abdul Salam, the USA and Great Britain had carried out 73 attacks on Yemeni territory. “They will not go unanswered.”

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is following with great concern the military operations in the Red Sea region and the air strikes on a number of locations in the Republic of Yemen,” Saudi Arabia's Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Riyadhwhich calls for “self-control and avoidance of escalation”.

“This aggression indicates a decision to expand the conflict area beyond the Gaza Strip. “This will have consequences,” said the representative Hamas, Sami Abu Zhouri. “The aggression of the USA and Great Britain against parts of the Yemeni army for siding with Gaza is – he stressed – a provocation against the Palestinian nation.”

Moscow condemned attacks against Houthi rebels. to denounce an action that leads to “escalation” and pursues “destructive goals”. “The US attacks in Yemen are a new example of the Anglo-Saxons’ distortion of UN Security Council resolutions and total disregard for international law in the name of escalation in the region to achieve their destructive goals,” he wrote to the spokeswoman the Russian Foreign Ministry newspaper in Telegram. Maria Zakharova.

Russia has called for an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council, announced Russia's permanent mission to the United Nations via Telegram, Tass reported. “Russia has requested an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council on January 12 in connection with the US and British attacks on Yemen,” the mission said, noting that the meeting was scheduled for 10 a.m. local time (4 p.m p.m.) is planned in Italy).

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani “strongly condemned the US and British attacks on various cities in Yemen.”He considers them an arbitrary action, a clear violation of Yemen's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and a violation of international law and regulations.” As Tehran's Foreign Ministry reported on X, Kanani stated that “the only result of the attacks is instability The official linked the raids to U.S. support for Israel and called on the international community to “prevent the spread of war.”

US-GB: “Attacks in Yemen to ease Red Sea tensions”. The declaration along with 8 other countries including Canada and Germany

The United States, the United Kingdom and eight allied countries said today that joint airstrikes on Houthi rebel targets in Yemen were aimed at restoring “stability in the Red Sea.”

“Our goal remains to reduce tensions and restore stability in the Red Sea,” said the governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand and South Korea.
“But let our message be clear: We will not hesitate to defend lives and ensure the free flow of trade on one of the world’s most critical waterways in the face of ongoing threats,” the statement continued.

In the statement, the 10 countries also said that “the precision strikes were aimed at disrupting and weakening the capabilities the Houthis use to threaten global trade and the lives of international seafarers.”

The statement further emphasizes that the Houthi attacks on commercial vessels that began in mid-November “represent an international challenge” and “today's action represents a shared commitment to freedom of navigation, international trade and the protection of the lives of seafarers.” shows against illegal and illegal attacks. “unjustified attacks”.

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