World reacts to US, UK attacks on Houthi targets in Yemen

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of cities across Yemen, including the Red Sea city of Hudeida, on Friday to condemn the strikes by US and British forces [AFP] The United States and the United Kingdom have launched a series of strikes on Yemen against the Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, who have been targeting international shipping in the Red Sea. The Houthis, who support the Palestinian group Hamas, called Friday’s attacks “barbaric” and in a statement threatened that “all US, UK interests have become ‘legitimate targets’.” Keep reading list of 4 itemslist 1 of 4 Will the Houthi Red Sea attacks destabilise Yemen’s fragile peace? list 2 of 4 Yemen warring parties commit to ceasefire, UN-led peace process, says envoy list 3 of 4 Beyond Gaza: How Yemen’s Houthis gain from attacking Red Sea ships list 4 of 4 ‘Fed up with war’: Yemenis fear new conflict after Houthi Red Sea attacks end of list The rebels – who control most parts of Yemen, including the capital, Sanaa – also promised to continue targeting Israeli-linked ships in the Red Sea. Tens of thousands of Yemenis gathered in several cities to condemn the US and British strikes and to reaffirm their support for Palestinians. Yemen’s Saudi-backed, internationally recognised government, blamed the Houthis for the UK and US strikes, saying the rebels bore responsibility for dragging Yemen into a conflict with its attacks in the Red Sea. Here are some of the international reactions to the attack, which threatens to further inflame tensions in the region: Iran “The attacks are happening in an effort to extend the full support of the US and UK in approximately the past 100 days for the war crimes of the Zionist regime against the Palestinian people and the besieged citizens of Gaza,” the […]

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