Houthi rebels on Sunday vowed to “swiftly” respond to US and UK strikes launched in Yemen.

A spokesman for the Iran-backed group vowed to continue its campaign to disrupt regional trade “even if it costs us”. United States and Great Britain started. A series of attacks Houthi targets in Yemen this weekend in response to a deadly drone strike on a US base in Jordan last week.

“The US-UK coalition’s bombing of several provinces in Yemen will not change our position, and we confirm that our military operations against Israel will continue until the genocide in Gaza ends. It doesn’t matter if the crimes are not stopped and the siege of its residents is not lifted. We have to pay for the sacrifices,” Houthi spokesman Mohammad al-Bakhiti wrote on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter. was known

“Our war is moral,” he added, “and if we had not intervened to support the oppressed people of Gaza, humanity would not exist among human beings. There will be no response to the American and British aggression against Yemen.” And we will vigorously resist further escalation.” .

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Tensions have been rising in the region since three American soldiers were killed in an attack in Jordan. President Biden vowed an ongoing response targeting Iran-backed groups in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Lebanon.

White House National Security Advisor Jack Sullivan On Sunday, he also refused to rule out the possibility of an attack inside Iran in the near future.

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“The president has approached him with a very simple principle, which is that when our forces are attacked, the United States will step up and respond. And the United States also does not want a full-scale war in the Middle East. So we will continue to pursue a policy that simultaneously moves down both of these lines, responding with force and clarity, as we did on Friday night, but also with an approach that “There will also be actions that don’t drag the United States into war, which we’ve seen all too often in the Middle East,” Sullivan told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union.”

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White House national security adviser Jack Sullivan on Sunday refused to rule out the possibility of an attack inside Iran in the near future. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images)

“Inside Iran? Are you going to rule that out at this point?” Bash asked.

“Look, sitting on a national TV program, I’m not going to be dismissive of any activity anywhere. What I’m going to say is that the president is going to do what he thinks he’s going to do. And again, reinforce that point. That he’s going to defend our forces, and also that he doesn’t want to go to war,” Sullivan said.

Israel’s foreign ministry has called on UNRWA’s commissioner to resign amid accusations that its workers aided Hamas.

Meanwhile, the tension between Israel and Hezbollah Threatening to open another front in Israel’s current war against Hamas. Hezbollah, the Iran-backed terror group in Lebanon, has fired hundreds of missiles at Israel’s northern border since October 7, and Israeli military officials warned Sunday that they would not hesitate to strike.

Houthi fighters

Houthi fighters hold a rally against the U.S. government near Sana’a, Yemen, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024. (AP/Osama Abdul Rahman)

“We don’t choose war as our first priority, but we are certainly ready,” IDF spokesman Daniel Hagari said. “We will continue to operate wherever Hezbollah is, we will continue to operate wherever it is needed in the Middle East. What is true for Lebanon is also true for Syria, and other far-flung countries. The same is true for places.”

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