US and UK say they have no plans for new strikes after operation against Houthis in Yemen | the world

US and UK say they have no plans for new strikes after operation against Houthis in Yemen |  the world

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Happy and Pentagon spokesman Patrick Ryder said Friday that the mission was an isolated attack and There are no plans for new incursions.

“Action is a limited, proportionate and isolated response,” declared James Heapy, adding that London and Washington are focused so that action “does not result in regional escalation.”

Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdulsalam said The group will continue to attack ships bound for Israel in the Red Sea Action against the group's goals is “unreasonable”.

Combined Maritime Forces, an alliance of international maritime forces, issued a It warns companies operating in the Red Sea not to pass through the area.

Hours after the attack, Russia said it would request an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss the bombing.

Also this Friday, protests against the attacks took place in the streets of Sana'a.

Map showing the route ships take to reach the Suez Canal – Photo: Guyan Albertin/G1

The operation, by the United States and the United Kingdom, was carried out Friday by water and air, using submarines, ships and aircraft.

It was the first bombing against the group since the rebels began attacking merchant ships in the Red Sea in late 2023.

In recent weeks, fighters from Iran-backed rebel groups have carried out a series of attacks on merchant ships in protest against Israeli bombing of the Gaza Strip. Also, the Houthis control most of Yemen.

Houthi attacks have disrupted international trade on the main route between Europe and Asia, which accounts for 15% of global maritime traffic.

Many shipping companies have ceased operations in favor of longer routes around Africa.

A missile is fired from a warship during a US and UK operation against Houthi targets in Yemen on January 12, 2024 – Photo: US Central Command/Reuters

A view of HMS Diamond's missile launch bridge in the Red Sea – Photo: UK Ministry of Defense/Revelation via REUTERS

Russia calls for UN Security Council meeting after US and UK strikes in Yemen

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