Attacks on commercial vessels in the Red Sea have been carried out with the support of Iran and the United States will consider "all appropriate responses" to these incidents, the U.S. Central Command announced on X (Twitter) on Dec. 3.
The attacks pose a direct threat to international trade and maritime security, the command said.
The attacks have endangered the lives of international crews representing several countries, and there is every reason to believe that the attacks, although carried out by Yemeni Houthis rebels, were fully organized by Iran, the U.S. Central Command said.
The United States vows to consider all appropriate responses in full coordination with its international allies and partners, the command said.
A U.S. warship and several commercial vessels were attacked in the Red Sea on Dec. 3.
The U.S. Department of Defense confirmed that the warship USS Carney had been attacked., and the Houthis claimed responsibility for the attack.
The Houthi paramilitary group has close ties with Lebanon’s Hezbollah group, which is also supported by Iran.
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