UK, US and 10 Other Countries Declare War On Yemen

The US and UK military forces have bombed Yemen targeting the Houthi rebels who support Palestine.
UK and US Declares War On Yemen
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In the recent turn of events the United Kingdom and United States have launched severe attacks on Yemen specifically targeting Iran-aligned Houthi rebels. The countries have accused them of threatening international shipping in the Red Sea

The tensions have escalated for the war in Gaza as well as the strikes were aimed at Houthi rebels who voice out their support for the Palestinians who are facing severe airstrikes from the Israeli government 

The Houthis, branding the attacks as “barbaric,” issued a warning of continued targeting of ships heading towards Israel. International reactions to the assault have been diverse and further heightened concerns in the already volatile region.

List of countries that launched strikes on Yemen

  1. Australia
  2. Bahrain
  3. Canada
  4. Denmark
  5. Germany
  6. Netherlands
  7. New Zealand
  8. Korea
  9. United Kingdom
  10. United States.

Several countries have reacted to the attacks 

  1. Iran has strongly condemned the attacks, attributing them to the support provided by the US and UK to what they referred to as the war crimes of the Zionist regime against Palestinians.
  2. Saudi Arabia called for avoiding escalation, emphasizing the importance of maintaining security and stability in the Red Sea region.
  3. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized the US and UK, accusing them of attempting to turn the Red Sea into a sea of blood and deeming the actions a disproportionate use of force.
  4. Jordan linked the rising tensions to Israeli aggression in Gaza, calling for international intervention to stop Israel’s actions and prevent a regional war.
  5. NATO defended the strikes as defensive measures to preserve freedom of navigation, while Russia denounced them as a violation of international law and an exploitation of UN Security Council resolutions.
  6. France placed responsibility on the Houthis for the escalation, urging an immediate halt to their attacks on commercial vessels.
  7. Germany and Spain expressed aims to de-escalate tensions, with Spain emphasizing its commitment to peace and dialogue.
  8. Belgium is working with EU partners and the US to restore security in the Red Sea, and the Netherlands supported the US and British action, highlighting the right of free passage.
  9. Denmark expressed full support for the US and UK strikes, while Oman denounced the military action, stating it goes against their advice.
  10. The UAE  voiced grave concern over the consequences of attacks on shipping in the Red Sea, emphasizing the importance of maintaining regional security.
  11. Iraq’s Harakat al Nujaba warned of repercussions on American interests and coalition countries following the US and UK attack.

In the US, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell welcomed the operations, while Democratic Representatives Ro Khanna and Val Hoyle called for congressional authorization before military involvement.

In the UK, MP Jeremy Corbyn criticized the military action as a reckless escalation, questioning the lack of parliamentary consultation. MP Diane Abbott expressed concern about the UK backing the US against the Houthis instead of supporting a Gaza ceasefire.

The attacks on Yemen by US and UK military forces have sparked discussions and international reactions while the global powers express their views on the escalating tensions. The situation in the Middle East has raised concerns regarding the destabilization. As the situation unfolds international cooperation is required to address the causes of the conflict and pave the way for a peaceful resolution.

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