Ansar Allah group warned Houthi in Yemen – Today, Friday – that any American coalition in the Red Sea will not provide security for Israeli ships, while Washington said that it will not accept any of its ships being attacked by the Houthis or others, coinciding with the Danish “Maersk” shipping company diverting the transit of its ships to Ras al-Raja. The righteous.
Abdullah bin Amer, Deputy Director of the Moral Guidance Department in the Houthi forces, said in his account on the “X” platform, “Maersk decided to divert all its ships towards Good Hope due to the high security risks in the Red Sea, as it says.”
He added that “the risks are limited to Israeli ships or those heading to occupied Palestine,” noting that after “the American-British threats to Yemen, the risks are increasing to threaten the entire global trade movement.”
Maersk decides to divert all its ships towards Good Hope due to the high security risks in the Red Sea, it says
We say here that the risks are limited to Israeli ships or those heading to occupied Palestine, but after the American-British threats to Yemen, the risks increase to threaten the entire global trade movement.
– Abdullah bin Amer Ben Amer (@bdllhbnmr61) January 5, 2024
For his part, Houthi spokesman Muhammad Abdel Salam considered that “what threatens the region and the countries of the Red Sea Basin is Israeli brutality and the American militarization of the sea in the service of Israel,” stressing that Yemen’s position is “rightful and responsible in its support of Gaza in the face of bloody Zionism.”
Yemen's position is right and responsible in its support of Gaza in the face of the bloody Zionism, and pressure is supposed to be directed towards it to stop it and lift the siege on the Gaza Strip.
Then what threatens the region and the countries of the Red Sea Basin is Israeli brutality and the American militarization of the sea in the service of Israel.
Our Yemeni people do not threaten any country that does not attack them, and in…
– Muhammad Abdel Salam (@abdusalamsalah) January 5, 2024
He was the leader of the group Abdul Malik Al Houthi He said – on Thursday – that the “criminal attack on a group of members of their naval forces” will not remain without response and punishment, commenting on the killing of 10 Houthis when Americans targeted boats in the Red Sea.
Al-Houthi added – in a statement published by the group's military spokesman, Yahya Saree, on his account on the X platform – that the Americans “committed foolishness by targeting a group of naval heroes while performing their mission.”
The American position
On the other hand, the US special envoy to Yemen, Timothy Lenderking, said that Washington cannot accept any of its ships being attacked. Lenderking added in an interview with Al Jazeera that the Houthis must choose between being a party to peace, or taking positions that will gain them more enemies in the world.
The American official added in statements to Al Jazeera that the countries that were negatively affected as a result of the attacks on ships are the same ones that Yemen needs in order to establish security and stability for the Yemenis.
CNN quoted US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen as saying that what is happening in the Red Sea represents an international challenge and must be addressed by working with other countries.
Yellen added that shipping costs had risen to an extent affecting shipping between Asia and Europe, and she also confirmed the availability of ample supplies of oil and the stability of energy prices in the United States.
Maersk diverts transit of its ships
Meanwhile, the Danish shipping company “Maersk” – today, Friday – diverted the crossing of its ships from the Red Sea to the Cape of Good Hope, against the backdrop of escalating “security risks.”
The international company said, in a statement published on its website, that “the situation in the Red Sea is constantly evolving and remains very volatile, and all available intelligence information confirms that security risks remain at a remarkably high level.”
Last Sunday, the same company announced the suspension of the passage of its ships through the Red Sea for 48 hours, after one of them was attacked by the Houthis, who said it was heading to Israel.
The United States announced on Thursday that the Houthi group had launched an explosive-laden boat towards international trade routes in the Red Sea, adding that it exploded without colliding with any ship, about 3 kilometers away from the commercial ships.
Washington said that the Houthis launched 25 attacks on international shipping lanes in the Red Sea since last November 18.
Last December 18, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced the formation of a naval task force called the “Guardian of Prosperity,” which includes 10 countries, including one Arab country, Bahrain, with the aim of confronting Houthi attacks in the Red Sea.
In solidarity with the Gaza Strip, which has been subjected to Israeli aggression since last October 7, with American support, 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.