UK says no plans to launch further strikes against Houthis – Prime Time Zone

UK says no plans to launch further strikes against Houthis – Prime Time Zone

A Houthi-operated Sukhoi Su-22M4 fighter jet flies over the Houthi-controlled capital of Sana'a on the sidelines of a rally in solidarity with Gazans amid ongoing fighting between Israel and the Hamas militant group in Gaza.

Government of UK No immediate attacks against the rebels were expected The Houthis at YemenThis Friday, the 12th, British Defense Secretary James Heapy told. Speaking to the broadcaster “BBC”After the bombings carried out by British Royal Air Force (RAF) and United States Air Force planes, he clarified that “there are no planned military actions at this time”. to us Against rebel positions in Yemen. “Immediate (military action) is not planned, which is an important matter,” he declared. On Thursday night, the 11th, US-led military forces, in partnership with the United Kingdom and supported by Australia, Bahrain, Canada and the Netherlands, successfully launched a series of strikes against Houthi targets in Yemen. President Joe Biden The move was officially announced in response to the militant group's anti-shipping activities Red Sea. According to Biden, the international community is united and determined to respond to these reckless attacks.

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Biden stressed that the targeted attacks were intended to send a clear message that the United States and its allies will not tolerate any threats to freedom of navigation on one of the world's most important trade routes. The US president said he would not hesitate to take additional measures to protect the American people and ensure the smooth flow of international trade if necessary. Thursday's action was “a limited, proportionate and necessary response to the defense of our ships in the region, which exists to protect merchant ships and to protect freedom of passage through the Bab Strait,” added Hippie, a British conservative politician, adding that the Mandepe and southern Red Seas are critical to global trade. He added that “the government's legal position is strong, based on self-defense” and the country's reason for being in the region is “equally strong because it is necessary to guarantee freedom of navigation through this important global passage”.

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Earlier, the British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, had indicated in a statement that his country “will always stand by the protection of freedom of navigation and the free flow of trade”. The situation in Yemen has caused concern to the international community due to the violent and indiscriminate attacks by the Houthis. This joint action demonstrates commitment to ensure security and stability in the region. On a trip to the Middle East to try to find a solution to the conflict between Israel and Hamas, which is approaching its fourth month, and prevent an escalation in the region, Foreign Minister Anthony Blinken blamed Iran. For attacks by Houthi rebels on ships in the Red Sea. He said Washington and other countries have already made it clear to Tehran that support for these measures must end. Attacks by drones and missiles from Houthi-held territory in Yemen have caused delays and extra costs for the world's biggest shipping companies, affecting the prices of oil and other imported goods.

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