Yemen’s Houthis announced on 19/11/2023 that they seized a cargo ship in the Red Sea, claiming it is linked to Israel.
The incident comes after the leader of the Yemeni Houthis Abdulmalik Al-Houthi announced on 14/11/2023 that his forces would “make further attacks on Israel and they could target Israeli ships in the Red Sea and the Bab El-Mandeb Strait.”
This note provides a comprehensive overview of the following aspects:
- Houthi contacts with several regional countries after seizing the ship
- The next Houthi move
- Iran’s contacts with the Houthis after the seizing of the ship
- Houthi preparations for potential confrontations in the Red Sea