The Houthis will not stop attacking Israeli-affiliated ships in the Red Sea. The Houthi spokesman made these remarks in spite of the US proposing a new naval defense force to oppose them.
A high-ranking Houthi member wrote on X, saying, “Our military operations will not stop… no matter the sacrifices it costs us, even if America succeeds in mobilizing the entire world.”
Al-Bukhaiti stated that the Houthi group would not stop attacking until Israel’s “crimes in Gaza stop and food, medicines, and fuel are allowed to reach its besieged population.” He was speaking following the announcement on Monday by US Defense Secretary about a coalition to safeguard commerce across the Red Sea.
It happened after shipping companies were forced to halt services due to the assaults.
To put the brakes on Israel to stop bombarding the Gaza Strip, the Houthi forces have launched assaults on over a dozen business ships.
Regarding the newly formed 10-nation alliance, Austin stated, “these reckless Houthi attacks are a serious international problem and they demand a firm international response.” In addition, he stated that the force will work to promote regional stability and development while guaranteeing all nations’ freedom of passage.
“Any escalation in Gaza is an escalation in the Red Sea,” declared a Houthi Major General in an announcement following the US declaration. Yusuf al-Madani explained that they shall battle any nation or political group that attempts to obstruct their path to Palestine.
Reporters were informed on Monday by spokesperson al-Bukhaiti that the organization will take on any coalition commanded by the United States in the Red Sea.
Houthis Target Israel Affiliates
A senior Houthi leader told the media that the naval patrol mission spearheaded by the United States is “essentially unnecessary.” All the waterways surrounding Yemen, in his opinion, remain secure, with the exception of those that are connected to Israel or are in route to Israel.
During the last week, the American and British warships said that their destroyers had downed fifteen drones in the river.
The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations said that four small boats made a “suspicious” maneuver toward a vessel off the shores of Djibouti in the most recent incident, which happened on Tuesday. There were four to five persons on each boat, and no weaponry had been observed at the time of the event.
Because of security issues, at least 12 shipping firms have halted operations over the Red Sea. These include the enormous Italian-Swiss Mediterranean Shipping Company, the French CMA CGM, and the Danish AP Moller-Maersk. The largest oil company in the UK, British Petroleum, announced on Monday that it will stay out of the waters.
Roughly 12% of international trade flows via the Red Sea. Through the Suez Canal, the sea is connected to the Mediterranean Sea. Assault by the Houthis have effectively forced freight firms to sail around Africa, rerouting a large chunk of cargo. It is evident that this has resulted in increased expenses and delivery disruptions for food, energy, and consumer products.