Houthi leader says UK could recover sunken ship if it lets aid trucks into Gaza

A handout picture provided by the Yemeni Al-Joumhouriya TV on February 26, 2024, shows the Rubymar cargo ship sinking off the coast of Yemen. (Al-Joumhouriya TV/AFP)
A handout picture provided by the Yemeni Al-Joumhouriya TV on February 26, 2024, shows the Rubymar cargo ship sinking off the coast of Yemen. (Al-Joumhouriya TV/AFP)

A senior Houthi leader says he holds British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his government responsible for the sinking of the UK-owned Rubymar.

Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, head of Yemen’s Houthi supreme revolutionary committee, also says on X: “Sunak has a chance to recover the Rubymar by allowing aid trucks into Gaza.”

Yemen’s internationally recognized government said earlier today that the Rubymar, which was attacked by Houthi terrorists last month, had sunk in the Red Sea and warned of an “environmental catastrophe” from the ship’s cargo of fertilizer.

It is not immediately clear why the Houthis believe the UK is responsible for the holdup of aid trucks entering the Strip.

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