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Why attacked Houthi rebels in Yemen? British PM Rishi Sunak gave this answer

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British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

London: US and British forces bombed dozens of targets used by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s reaction has come after this major attack on the positions of Houthi rebels. Sunak said on Friday that the joint air strike with the US against Houthi rebel positions in Yemen was necessary for self-defense. This is the first US-led strike against the Houthi rebels, who have been targeting ships in the Red Sea since November 2023.

‘There were attacks on British and American ships’

Sunak accused the Iran-backed group of threatening British ships. The US Air Force said more than 60 targets were struck in 16 locations used by the Houthis in Yemen. “Despite repeated warnings from the international community, the Houthis have continued attacks in the Red Sea, including attacks on British and US warships this week,” Sunak said. This cannot be tolerated. Britain will always stand for freedom of navigation and free trade. We have taken action in self-defense.

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Britain and America have together opened a front against Houthi rebels.

Governments of many countries issued a joint statement

Britain’s Defense Ministry said that two attacks had been carried out on the Houthis and their consequences were being assessed. A joint statement from the governments of the US, UK, Bahrain, Canada, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the Republic of Korea reiterated that despite strong warnings, multiple missile and unilateral attacks against ships in the Red Sea, including US and UK vessels, Were continuing. It said the attacks were aimed at destroying targets used by the Houthis to threaten global trade and the lives of international sailors in one of the world’s most vital waterways.

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