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US calls on Iran to stop 'unprecedented' arms transfers to Houthis

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May15,2024

The US called on Iran to stop the 'unprecedented' arms transfers to the Houthis

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The United States called on Iran to stop transferring “unprecedented” volumes of weapons to the Yemeni Houthis, which allows the militants to carry out “reckless attacks” on ships in the Red Sea and elsewhere.

US Deputy Ambassador to the UN Robert Wood said that if the UN Security Council wants to make progress in ending the civil war in Yemen, it must act collectively to "call out Iran to account for his destabilizing role and insist that he cannot hide behind the Houthis,” reports  Associated Press.

He said there is ample evidence that Iran is supplying the Houthis with sophisticated weapons, including ballistic and cruise missiles, in violation of UN sanctions.

" To underscore the council's concerns about continued violations of the arms embargo, we must take additional steps to strengthen enforcement and deter sanctions violators."– Wood said.

The Houthis say they are attacking ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden to force Israel to end its war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip, which has killed more than 35,000 Palestinians.

BAGNETrecalls that the war began after Hamas militants attacked Israel on October 7, killing 1,200 people and taking about 250 hostages.

According to the US Maritime Administration, since November The Houthis carried out more than 50 attacks on ships, with one ship captured and another sunk.

Prepared by: Sergei Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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