Yemen peace plan at risk over Houthi attacks in shipping channels, says US

Tue 12 Dec 2023 13.02 GMT

The US has warned Houthi rebels that the peace plan for Yemen that was negotiated with Saudi Arabia and handed to the UN peace envoy will fail if attacks on merchant shipping off the coast of Yemen continue.

The French defence ministry said on Tuesday that the French frigate Languedoc intercepted and destroyed a drone that was threatening the Norwegian oil tanker Strinda in a complex aerial attack originating from Yemen on Monday evening.

The attack caused a fire onboard the tanker, which was sailing under the Norwegian flag, the ministry said.

The Houthis on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the attack on the ship, which was travelling from Malaysia to India. No casualties have been reported.

A close-up of the ship Galaxy Leader

Houthi leaders commandeered the Galaxy Leader, the crew of which is still impounded in Hodeidah port, last week. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/
Source :

The Guardian

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