Houthis in Yemen dismiss UN RedSea resolution as ‘political maneuver’

The head of Yemen’s Houthi supreme revolutionary committee, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, criticized the UN resolution on navigation on the Red Sea as a “political game” and accused the United States of violating international law. The UN Security Council had demanded that Yemen’s Houthis immediately cease attacks on ships in the Red Sea, implicitly endorsing a US-led task force defending vessels while cautioning against escalating tensions. Al-Houthi defended Yemeni armed forces’ actions as legitimate defense, warning that they would react to any threats. He also called on the Security Council to lift the Israeli-American siege in Gaza. The Iran-aligned Houthis have vowed to attack ships linked to Israel or bound for Israeli ports in support of Hamas, but many targeted ships have had no connections to Israel.
A Houthi fighter stands on the Galaxy Leader cargo ship in the Red Sea in this photo released November 20, 2023. (credit: Houthi Military Media/Handout via REUTERS)