Britain is going to send its ships to the Red Sea under the pretext of confronting the Yemeni army and providing security for it.

Accoding to UK Defence Secretary Grant Shapps, the HMS Richmond is “on its way to the Red Sea to ensure the UK maintains a formidable presence in the face of attacks by the Iranian-backed Houthis”.

The United Kingdom is part of a coalition announced by the United States last month to combat attacks on shipping on the internationally vital route by Yemen’s Houthi rebels. The Houthis said the attacks are on ships linked to Israel as they seek to support the Palestinians.

“With the US, we’ll continue to lead the global response to the crisis & do what is necessary to protect lives and the global economy,” Shapps added in a social media post.


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