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Blinken’s phone conversation with the Saudi foreign minister condemns the Houthi attack on the ship

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US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken spoke on the phone with Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan on Monday. Meanwhile, Blinken condemned the attack by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on commercial ships in the Red Sea. This information was reported by the news agency Reuters citing the US State Department.

The US Secretary of State condemned the Houthis’ continued attacks on commercial vessels in international waters in the southern Red Sea, according to a State Department statement. He called for the cooperation of all partners to maintain the security of the sea. During the phone conversation, they discussed about what to do to prevent conflict.

Reuters reports that Iran-backed Houthi rebels have attacked Israeli-affiliated ships in the Red Sea in protest against Israeli strikes on Gaza. The Houthis have admitted to carrying out drone attacks on two cargo ships in the Red Sea on Monday as well.

Meanwhile, several countries have agreed to joint patrols in the southern Red Sea and Gulf of Aden to protect commercial ships from Houthi attacks. However, the countries have said they support the Palestinians.

Earlier this month, the Saudi foreign minister said the war in Gaza should stop immediately. But the international community does not seem to see the issue as a priority.

Meanwhile, the United Nations has also demanded an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. But Israel and America did not respond. Instead, Israel says a cease-fire in Gaza will allow Hamas to regroup.
According to the Gaza Health Ministry, 20,000 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli attacks since the start of the war between Israel and Hamas on October 7. On the other hand, Israel claimed that 1,200 Israelis were killed in the attack by Hamas.



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