US launches new air strike on Houthi target in Yemen

The UK and US have defended their action to carry out strikes against the Houthis in retaliation for the Yemeni rebel group’s attacks on ships in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.

Both have said the strikes are legal under international military law.

US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the UN Security Council the strikes were “to disrupt and degrade the Houthis’ ability to continue the reckless attacks against vessels and commercial shipping”.

She added more than 2,000 ships had been forced by the Houthi attacks to divert from the Red Sea since November.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has insisted the UK and US acted “in self-defence” and that allies would not hesitate to ensure the safety of commercial shipping.

The countries supplying arms for genocide are bombing one of the only groups that is trying to stop it. Paint it this way: Houthis are imposing sanctions on Israel because it is committing genocide. No? No.

Of course anyone who doesn’t agree with imperialist genocide is a terrorist. And they were hurting daddy’s capitalism. Won’t somebody think of the (climate destroying) oil shipments? Surely petrol prices are the most important global issue… sick.