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Iran Slams US, UK Strikes On Houthi Rebels In Yemen


US and UK launched air strikes in opposition to Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen amid Crimson Sea tensions.


Iran condemned strikes on Yemen by US and British forces on Friday, saying that the assaults in opposition to Tehran-backed Houthi rebels had been “arbitrary” and a “violation” of worldwide legislation.

The in a single day strikes adopted weeks of missile and drone assaults by the Huthis in opposition to Crimson Sea transport which they are saying have been in solidarity with Palestinians within the war-ravaged Gaza Strip.

International ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani mentioned Iran “strongly condemns the army assaults of america and the UK this morning on a number of Yemeni cities”.

He mentioned the strikes had been “an arbitrary motion, a transparent violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Yemen, and a violation of worldwide legal guidelines and laws”.

America, Britain and their allies mentioned in a joint assertion after the air strikes that their purpose “stays to de-escalate tensions and restore stability within the Crimson Sea”.

The assaults by the Houthis have disrupted visitors alongside the very important commerce route, with many corporations rerouting their vessels across the tip of Africa, with knock-on results for the world economic system.

Kanani warned that the assaults “can have no outcome aside from fuelling insecurity and instability within the area”, in addition to “diverting the world’s consideration from the crimes” in Gaza, the place Israel has been preventing the Palestinian territory’s Hamas rulers.

The spokesman urged the worldwide group to take motion “to forestall the unfold of struggle”.

International Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian voiced help for the Huthis’ marketing campaign in help of the Palestinians.

“Yemen’s motion in supporting the ladies and youngsters of Gaza and confronting the Israeli regime’s genocide is commendable,” he mentioned on X, previously Twitter.

A whole bunch rallied after Friday prayers in Tehran in help of the folks of Gaza and Yemen, chanting slogans in opposition to america, Britain and Israel, an AFP journalist reported.

State tv aired footage of comparable rallies in different Iranian cities, and later broadcast photos from a protest exterior the British embassy in Tehran with folks waving the Palestinian and Yemeni flags.

Protesters chanted “Down with Israel”, “Down with the US” and “Down with Britain” as they burnt the three nations’ flags, an AFP journalist mentioned.

The Israel-Hamas struggle erupted with assaults by Palestinian militants on southern Israel on October 7, that resulted in about 1,140 deaths, principally civilians, in line with an AFP tally primarily based on Israeli figures.

Iran, which helps Hamas financially and militarily, has hailed the assault however denied any involvement.

Israel has responded with a relentless army marketing campaign that has killed greater than 23,700 folks in Gaza, nearly all of them ladies and youngsters, in line with the well being ministry within the Hamas-ruled territory.

Yemen’s Huthi rebels — a part of a Tehran-aligned “axis of resistance” in opposition to Israel and its allies — seized the capital Sanaa in 2014 and nonetheless management massive swathes of the nation regardless of a protracted Saudi-led army intervention.

Washington had mentioned Iran was “deeply concerned” within the Huthis’ maritime assaults, a declare Tehran has denied.

President Ebrahim Raisi has mentioned Iran sees it as “its obligation to help the resistance teams”, however insisted that they “are impartial of their opinion, choice and motion”.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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