The Yemeni Armed Forces' (YAF) Navy targeted a US-owned chemical tanker, Chem Ranger, sailing through the Gulf of Aden, the spokesperson for the YAF, Brigadier General Yahya Saraee, stated in a televised announcement.

Iran Press/ West Asia: This marks the second consecutive incident in the Gulf of Aden, in which Yemen's Naval forces carried out an accurate anti-ship missile attack on US-owned ships. 

Yemen's armed forces spokesman, Yaha Saree reiterated that the YAF's response to the US-UK- aggression on Yemen is "inevitable," adding that any violation of Yemen's sovereignty will not go unpunished.

The spokesperson said that the YAF's operations will persist until the war on Gaza is stopped and the siege on Palestinians in the Gaza Strip is lifted.

On Wednesday, Saree announced that the Yemeni Navy fired several anti-ship missiles, dealing "precise and direct hits" to the US-owned Genco Picardy in the Gulf of Aden.

The spokesperson reiterated that the YAF will not hesitate to target "all sources of threat in the Arabian and Red Sea, within the legitimate right of defending [Yemen] and supporting the oppressed Palestinian people."

Friday's announcement comes after the leader of the Yemeni Ansarallah Movement, Sayyed Abdul-Malik al-Houthi addressed the Yemenis and Muslims on Thursday. 

"American leaders, out of a commitment to the Zionist lobby leaders, stand with the occupation, so how can we not stand with the Palestinians? How can we not support the Palestinian people on the front lines in defending their rights and how can we not confront the oppressors and tyrants?" said al-Houthi.

"If the Yemeni people did not move to support the Palestinian people, it would be a denial of their religious duties. "reiterated he.

"What we do at sea has had a very significant economic impact on the entity. The American-British aggression against our country confirms the effectiveness of what we do at sea in support of the Palestinians," he added.

The United States and the United Kingdom launched airstrikes on Yemen last Friday following the resolution of the United Nations Security Council.

These aggressions against Yemen were carried out after the Yemeni army targeted ships bound for the occupied territories in the Red Sea and the Bab al-Mandeb Strait in the past weeks in support of the resistance of the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

Yemen's Ansarallah said their attacks aim to pressure Israel to halt its deadly war on the Gaza Strip, which has killed at least 24,000 victims since an Oct. 7 cross-border offensive by the Palestinian group, Hamas. About 1,200 were killed in Hamas' attack and hundreds more were taken back to Gaza as hostages. 219

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