US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the US is ready to take all necessary measures to protect its ships and personnel against attacks by Houthi rebels affiliated with the Ansar Allah movement. This was reported by TASS.
Accordingly, a group has been formed and they are trying to strengthen it to help protect shipping. The American side also took sanctions measures against the Houthis and those who tried to finance their actions.
Blinken emphasized that Washington will discuss other necessary measures to protect American personnel, people and shipping.
Before that, First Assistant to the President for National Security Jonathan Feiner statedHe said the US government has not ruled out the possibility of striking Houthi rebels operating in Yemen.
On December 7, The Wall Street Journal, citing American government officials, reported that the United States had asked Israel not to respond to Houthi attacks. According to the publication, Washington fears a further escalation of the conflict in the Middle East in the event of retaliatory attacks by the Jewish state against the rebels.
Previously, the US had supported the Houthis was attacked Three merchant ships in the Red Sea.
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