The Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen feel they can attack more ships with impunity. A Houthi official said Yemen is ready with high combat capabilities and abilities to carry out missions in the Red Sea. They also reiterated threats to Israel and warned companies and merchants against dealing with Israeli ships. The IDF successfully intercepted a cruise missile that was launched toward Israel. The UAE and Saudi Arabia are concerned about the Houthi attack on the ship and the Yemeni government, along with several Western countries, condemned the assault. Hezbollah deputy leader praised the Houthis for their actions, while the Gulf countries rejected this view, asserting that the Houthi attack brings conflict to the Red Sea.