Saada, Yemen
4 December 2023

Discussing Houthi attacks in the Red Sea, U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan stated that “attacks on commercial shipping in international waters are totally unacceptable and have to stop… We are in talks with other countries about maritime task force of sorts involving the ships from partner nations alongside the U.S. in ensuring safe passage – passage of ships in the Red Sea”. Sullivan further asserted that the Houthis were “the ones with their finger on the trigger. But that gun – the weapons here are being supplied by Iran. And Iran, we believe, is the ultimate party responsible for this”.

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