The European Union, NATO and other countries condemn the Houthi attacks in the Red Sea

The statement comes a day after the US announced the creation of a new organization military coalition from ten countries, including France, the United Kingdom and Spain, to counter Houthi attacks in the Red Sea.

Following the start of the Israeli offensive in Gaza, the Houthis launched several salvos of rockets and drones against southern Israel as well as against ships flying the flag of the Jewish State or owned by Israeli companies in the Red Sea and the Bab Strait. , which connects the said sea with the Gulf of Aden.

Since last Friday, the main maritime transport groups have announced they are suspending their activities in the Red Sea, including Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd, and yesterday oil company BP joined them, temporarily canceling the passage of its ships through the zone.

The armed conflict in Yemen began in 2014 when the Houthi rebels occupied Sanaa and other provinces of the country, and the conflict intensified with the intervention of the Arab coalition, with support from the United States, in March 2015.

Source: El heraldo