The leader of the Ansar Allah group said,The Houthis) Abdul Malik Al Houthi Any American attack on the group's members in… The Red Sea He will not remain without a response, stressing that the position of Washington and London will not prevent the group from continuing to stop Israeli crimes, as he put it.
He added that any such response would be greater than the recent response, in which the group's drones and missiles targeted an American ship in the Red Sea.
He went on to say, “We are more determined to target ships linked to Israel, and we will not back down from that.”
He continued, “The Israeli enemy insists on committing crimes, imposing a siege, and practicing starvation against the Palestinian people.”
The Houthi group had previously vowed that any American coalition in the Red Sea would not provide security for Israeli ships.
The Houthis target, with missiles and drones, cargo ships in the Red Sea that are owned or operated by Israeli companies, or that transport goods to and from Israel, in solidarity with Gaza strip Which has been subjected to Israeli aggression since last October 7, with American support.
On December 18, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced the formation of a naval task force called “Azdha GuardianIt includes 10 countries, including one Arab country, Bahrain, with the aim of confronting Houthi attacks in the Red Sea.