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Iran: Yemen to Keep Attacking Israeli-Linked Ships in Red Sea Until End of Gaza War

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian cautioned that Washington and London are fanning the flames of tensions in West Asia by striking war-torn Yemen, and further said Sana’a has informed Tehran over its determination to continue targeting Israeli-bound vessels in the Red Sea as long as the regime’s war against the Gaza Strip has not come to a complete end.

During a joint press conference with his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in Tehran on Monday, Amir Abdollahian stated that Sana’a has assured Tehran that Yemenis won’t endanger  maritime navigation, but “they maintain that they will act against the Israeli ships as long as the war on Gaza persists”.

The Iranian diplomat expressed Tehran’s support for the security of the shipping industry in the region, adding his country insists on the avoidance of expansion of war.

The US and UK, supported by several other countries, carried out a series of missile strikes on several Yemeni targets in the early hours of Friday in response to the country’s armed forces targeting shipping routes in the Red Sea. Following the raids, Yemen announced that Washington and London interests are “legitimate targets” for the country’s armed forces.

Yemen has pledged solidarity with the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip which has been under Israel’s relentless bombardment since early October, and vowed not to stop attacking Israeli-owned and -bound merchant vessels in the strategic maritime route until the Zionist regime ends its ongoing war in the besieged territory.

Amir Abdollahian warned Washington and London to stop their military actions against Yemen as well as the war on Gaza which has so far claimed the lives of 24,000 Palestinians, mainly children and women.

“There is no military solution,” he stressed.

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