Yemen's Houthis say end of Gaza war linked to security of Red Seatext_fields
Sanaa: In response to a statement released by the G7 on Thursday, the Houthi rebels in Yemen stated that the safety and security of international navigation in the Red Sea is dependent upon the end of the Israel-Hamas war.
"The security and safety of the international navigation in the Red Sea, as well as the fate of the ship Galaxy Leader, are linked to the choices of the Palestinian resistance forces and what serves their goals in confronting the Israeli aggression," the Houthis said in a statement aired by the group's al-Masirah TV.
Hours earlier, the G7 Foreign Ministers' meeting issued a statement on the situation in Israel and Gaza, calling on the Yemeni Houthi militia "to immediately cease attacks on civilians and threats to international shipping lanes and commercial vessels and release the M/V Galaxy Leader and its crew illegally seized from international waters on November 19".
The Yemeni Houthi militia has claimed responsibility for several cross-border missile attacks towards Israel, as well as the hijacking of the commercial ship Galaxy Leader in the Red Sea since the Israel-Hamas conflict broke out on October 7, Xinhua news agency reported.
The Houthi group controls much of northern Yemen, including the capital Sanaa and the strategic Red Sea port city of Hodeidah.
With inputs from IANS