The Pentagon has announced that it has carried out measures of “limited self-defence” by striking on Houthi controlled ports in Al-Hudaydah province after Houthi forces repeatedly fired rockets at the United States’ naval forces. The US strikes were authorised by President Barack Obama.
Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook has insisted that the US would not rule out taking further action in Yemen if Houthi forces or any other military group in Yemen was to repeat attacks on US ships.
Meanwhile, Iranian Tasnim News Agency announced that Iranian warships were deployed to the Gulf of Aden yesterday. On Wednesday, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said the ships had been deployed to “provide security to sea ways for Iranian vessels and protect Iran’s interests on the high sea.”
Houthi leader Abdul Malik Al-Houthi yesterday slammed the US missile attacks and warned that the US is preparing to invade Yemen through the western port-city of Al-Hudaydah.