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US says Iran is responsible for Houthi attacks on ships in Red Sea

A picture taken during an organized tour by Yemen's Houthi rebels on November 22, 2023 shows the Galaxy Leader cargo ship, seized two days earlier, docked in a port on the Red Sea. (AFP)
A picture taken during an organized tour by Yemen's Houthi rebels on November 22, 2023 shows the Galaxy Leader cargo ship, seized two days earlier, docked in a port on the Red Sea. (AFP)

The US says it holds Iran responsible for attacks on civilian and military vessels by Yemen’s Houthis, with National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan saying the US is discussing establishing military escorts for ships in the Red Sea.

The Iranian-backed Houthis claimed attacks on commercial ships and a US warship on yesterday.

Speaking at the White House, Sullivan said the ultimate blame lies with Tehran.

“The weapons here are being supplied by Iran,” Sullivan says. “Iran, we believe, is the ultimate party responsible for this.”

Sullivan says the US does not believe all three ships struck by the Houthis had ties to Israel.

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