Britain and US put together to strike Houthi rebels in Yemen | EUROtoday

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On Wednesday, Antony Blinken, the US Secretary of State, had additionally warned of a response however stated: “I’m not going to telegraph or preview anything that might happen.

“All I can tell you again, we’ve made clear – we’ve been clear with more than 20 other countries – that if this continues, as it did yesterday, there will be consequences. And I’m going to leave it at that.”

Some main delivery traces and the oil big BP have already diverted vessels round southern Africa, including time and prices to journeys, fairly than threat the Red Sea.

On Wednesday, the UN Security Council handed a decision demanding an instantaneous finish to the Houthi assaults, and endorsed the suitable of UN member states to defend their vessels.

The UN decision demanded “that the Houthis immediately cease all such attacks, which impede global commerce and undermine navigational rights and freedoms as well as regional peace and security”. Eleven nations voted for it, however Russia, China, Mozambique and Algeria abstained.

The International Chamber of Shipping says 20 per cent of the world’s container ships at the moment are avoiding the Red Sea and utilizing the for much longer route across the southern tip of Africa as an alternative.