The U.S., Yemen and the chance of regional escalation | EUROtoday

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In the wake of Israel’s invasion of the Gaza Strip, Houthi rebels based mostly in Yemen have been finishing up assaults on U.S. and British industrial ships. Last week, President Biden approved airstrikes on Houthi targets in Yemen. In response, Houthi fighters focused extra ships on Monday. On Tuesday, the United States launched extra airstrikes towards the Houthis.

U.S. officers defended final week’s strikes, calling them self-defense towards the ship assaults, however the strikes have additionally raised questions on whether or not the combating will evolve right into a broader regional battle, given the Houthis’ alliance with the Iranian authorities.

National safety reporter Missy Ryan joins us right now to clarify the newest developments within the battle.

Today’s present was produced by Peter Bresnan, with assist from Rennie Svirnovskiy, and visitor hosted by Arjun Singh. It was combined by Sam Bair and edited by Monica Campbell.

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