Tensions in the Red Sea: US shoots down two anti-ship missiles fired from areas controlled by Yemen's Houthi rebels

The US shot down two anti-ship missiles fired from areas controlled by Yemen's Houthi rebels. (Europe Press)

Naval forces America This Saturday, they intercepted and shot down two missiles aimed at a merchant ship in the south. Red SeaFired from controlled areas Houthi rebels From Yemen.

According to a report from United States Central Command (CENTCOM) posted on social media Singapore And Danish owned and operated, it was hit by a missile and aided by American destroyers USS Gravely And USS Laboon.

The vessel is navigable and there are no injuries.”, CENTCOM assured on its social networks.

It was the latest in a series of incidents in the Red Sea in which the Houthis fired missiles and drones at merchant ships from several countries.

The Houthi attacks, which they have said target Israel and ships linked to it, put up to 12% of the shipping line at risk. World BusinessIt prompted the United States to create a multinational navy earlier this month to protect shipping. Red Sea.

The vessel under attack, a Singapore-flagged, Danish-owned and operated container ship, was hit by a missile and assisted by the US destroyers USS Gravely and USS Laboon. (AP)

America On Thursday it allowed one individual and three exchange houses Iranian financial aid For the Houthis, in their most recent response to Yemeni movement attacks on shipping.

Two exchange houses are based in Yemen and one in Turkey, the official said. Department of Treasury It is a statement.

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“Today's action underscores our resolve Control the flow of illicit funds to the Houthis“We continue to carry out dangerous attacks against international shipping and risk further destabilizing the region,” the Treasury Department's Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence said in a statement. Brian Nelson.

The sanctions freeze all U.S. assets owned by the companies in question and generally prohibit Americans from doing business with them.

The Houthis have captured or attacked a dozen ships in the Red Sea with drones and missiles. Gulf of Aden From November 19. Its purpose is to raise international spending Israeli attack In Gaza.

The US sanctioned an individual and three transfer firms accused of facilitating Iranian financial aid to the Houthis. (Reuters)

The Treasury indicated that the actions targeted a financier's network based in Iran, Al Jamal saidUnder US sanctions until at least June 2021, it provides Iranian funds to the Houthis.

Victims included AL AMAN CARGO ITTALAT VE NAGLIATH LIMITED CIRCUITThe Treasury described it as a “source point” for funding provided by the security forces to the Houthis. Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Houthi rebels have confirmed from Washington that they are “ready” to face an eventual “occupation” to end rebel attacks against ships. Red Seaand pledged that they would not withdraw support for the “oppressed” Palestinian people.

Houthi military spokesman, Yehya is rightA top Yemeni rebel leader made the remarks on Twitter. Abdelmalik Al HouthiHe warned America that it could face something more severe Afghanistan And Vietnam If you decide to send troops to Yemen.

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“The Yemeni armed forces are fully prepared militarily to carry out the orders of Commander Abdul Malik (…) Al Houthi, may God protect him, to face any aggression against our country and our people at any time,” Sharia said.

Houthi rebels confirmed they were “ready” to face an eventual “aggression” from Washington to stop rebel attacks against shipping in the Red Sea. (EFE/Osamah Yahya)

He stressed that the forces of the Shiite movement “will not hesitate to take whatever is necessary” “within their religious and national duties and responsibilities” in the face of a US attack, and asked them to “heed the warnings of the enemy”. High Commander.” Rebels.

(With information from AFP and EFE)

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