UN Security Council Looking To Stop Red Sea Attacks

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(AmericanProsperity.com) – The UN Security Council has spoken out about the attacks in the Red Sea. They recently passed a resolution that would make the attacks in the Red Sea stop, as well as demanding that Yemen’s Houthis release the Japanese-operated Galaxy Leader that they captured earlier last year.

The Iranian-led Houthis have been sending out ship attacks into the Red Sea apparently with the goal of ending the Israel war in Gaza. However, they initiated multiple strikes on ships in the Red Sea, and it’s reported that not all of them came from Israeli-based locations.

According to the United States, the Houthis have pushed for 26 different attacks on commercial ships in the Red Sea. This has caused a load of problems in that area since it has become a dangerous area for ships and is disrupting the transportation that usually goes through. One example is regarding the Norway ships that have been targeted; they have the largest merchant shipping fleets but have still been targeted by Houthis.

With this being said, eleven members of the UN Security Council voted on Wednesday for the Houthis to cease fire and stop their attacks. No one voted against it, however, four council members from Algeria, Russia, China, and Mozambique were not present for the vote.

United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Linde Thomas-Greenfield, said, “The world’s message to the Houthis today was clear: Cease these attacks immediately. With this resolution, the Council has lived up to its responsibility to help ensure the free flow of lawful transit through the Red Sea continues unimpeded.”

The US military stated that on Wednesday they blocked 21 Houthi missiles and drones that were a part of a “complex attack” which was later stated as one of the biggest attacks to date from Houthis.

The Houthis have been in a Civil War with Yemen’s government since 2014. Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, who is the leader of Yemen’s Houthi committee, dismissed the resolution and said it was a political game while stating that the United States is the one violating the law.

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