IP - Yemen's Houthi Ansarallah authorities ordered U.S. and British staff of the UN and other humanitarian organizations to leave the country within a month after the latest U.S. and UK attack on Yemen.

Iran Press/ West Asia: The US-led coalition launched new strikes in Yemen against facilities in Yemen and Iraq at 2:30 am on Wednesday (23:30 GMT on Tuesday).

The decision of Yemen authorities follows the United States and Britain's military attack.

"The Yemen Foreign Ministry would like to stress that you must inform officials and workers with U.S. and British citizenships to prepare to leave the country within 30 days," said a letter sent by the Yemen foreign ministry to the U.N.'s acting humanitarian coordinator in Yemen, Peter Hawkins.

The letter also ordered foreign organizations to not hire American and British citizens for Yemen's operations.

Houthi top negotiator Mohammed Abdulsalam confirmed the letter's authenticity to Reuters.

U.S. and British warplanes, ships, and submarines have launched dozens of air strikes across Yemen in retaliation for Houthi attacks as container vessels have been forced to divert from the Red Sea, the fastest freight route from Asia to Europe.

The Houthis, who control the most populous parts of Yemen announced earlier that their attacks are in solidarity with Palestinians amid Israel’s relentless bombardment of the Gaza Strip.

An explosion struck near a ship Wednesday traveling through a crucial strait near Yemen, though no damage or injuries were reported, the British military said.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

The explosion happened some 100 meters (325 feet) from the vessel but caused no damage and its crew is safe, the British said.


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