The Houthi group threatened to target Israeli interests in the Red Sea, and said that any “reckless” Israeli move in the region would spark an all-out war, and for its part, Saudi Arabia confirmed the destruction of Iranian-made naval mines planted by the Houthis in the sea.
Sources quoted leaders in the “Foreign Ministry” affiliated with the Houthis in Sanaa as threatening to target Israel’s interests in the Red Sea if the latter makes any move “affecting Yemen.”
These sources stated that any “reckless” Israeli action in the region would spark an all-out war, as they said.
In a previous statement, the head of the Houthi team, participating in the implementation committee of the Sweden agreement, said that there is no threat to navigation in the Red Sea, and that his group is keen on the security of the international waterway.
This coincided with the Saudi TV announcement that the Riyadh-led coalition monitored the Houthi escalation of “terrorist” activity by planting mines south of the Red Sea and Bab al-Mandab, as he put it.
The Saudi television added that 5 Iranian-made “shell” naval mines were discovered and destroyed within 24 hours in the south of the Red Sea.
On Friday evening, the Saudi-led coalition announced that a commercial ship suffered minor damage, after it hit a mine planted by the Houthis in the southern Red Sea, without causing any casualties.