The Houthis claim responsibility for the attack on a cargo tanker in the Red Sea using “naval missiles”
A Houthi spokesman said that the Houthis attacked a cargo tanker in the Red Sea with “naval missiles.”
The spokesman for the Yemeni group said in a statement to Channel X that the ship “Star Iris” is an American ship.
Maritime tracking websites showed a Marshall Islands-flagged ship with the same name in the Red Sea.
The UK Maritime Trade Operations Organization (UKMTO) said a ship was attacked by two missiles 40 nautical miles south of Mokha in Yemen, but the ship reported minor damage and the crew were safe.
It is unclear whether the two statements relate to the same incident.
The United States and the United Kingdom are attacking Houthi assets in Yemen in response to the group's attacks on ships sailing through the Red Sea.
The Iranian-backed group confirmed that attacks on Israeli ships will continue until the “aggression stops” in Gaza.
He added: “The Yemeni armed forces, in response to their religious, moral and humanitarian duty, will continue to implement the decision to prevent Israeli navigation or navigation heading to the ports of occupied Palestine in the Red and Arabian Seas until the aggression stops and the siege continues.” . The movement’s military spokesman, Yahya Saree, said in a statement on Channel X: “The Palestinian people in Gaza are rising up.”
The Houthi-run Saba news agency said 17 Houthi fighters killed in US and British attacks were buried on Saturday.