Houthis: “We will continue our operations until…” And the sanctions begin

Yemeni rebels will continue their attacks on ships in the Red Sea “until food and medicine reach all of Gaza”. This was stated by the leader of the Ansar Allah group, Abdul Malik Al Houthi, during a television message. “We will continue our operations until food and medicine reach the entire Gaza Strip and the Zionist crime ends. So far we have used more than 200 drones and more than 50 ballistic and cruise missiles in our operations. Our battle aims to support the Palestinian people and has no other objectives. According to the leader of the pro-Iranian rebels, “America is fighting for ships transporting goods to reach Israel, but it is preventing aid from reaching Gaza.”

Just yesterday, the forces of the Yemeni armed group launched three missiles at ships in the Red Sea. The United States and the United Kingdom today announced sanctions on four senior Houthi officials, saying the measures are related to their role in supporting or directing attacks on commercial shipping in the Red Sea. The people sanctioned are the Houthi Defense Minister Mohamed Nasser al-Atifi, the commander of the Houthi naval forces, Muhammad Fadl Abd Al-Nabi, the head of the coastal defense forces, Muhammad Ali al-Qadiri and Muhammed Ahmad al-Talibi, that the two governments described as the purchasing director.

“The Houthis fired three missiles at two merchant ships in the southern Red Sea,” said White House national security spokesman John Kirby, adding that “one missile missed the target” and “the other two were shot down by a US Navy destroyer.” “This obviously underlines that the Houthis still intend to conduct these attacks, which means that we will obviously have to do whatever is necessary to protect these shipments,” he added.

Source: IL Tempo