Houthi group denies involvement in acts of piracy in Gulf of Aden

General cargo ship 'Türk Yildizi-4' (IMO 9777682) in the Port of Haifa, Israel. [File Photo: Wikimedia Commons]

The Yemeni Houthi group denied any involvement in maritime piracy in the Gulf of Aden, affirming that their actions target Israeli ships, Anadolu Agency reported.

This statement came in response to the United States’ announcement that “two ballistic missiles were launched from Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen towards an American naval destroyer in the Gulf of Aden.”

Abdulmalik Al Ajri, a member of the Houthi political bureau and negotiation team, wrote on X, “Regarding the announced acts of piracy in the Gulf of Aden by the United States, the statements issued by the Yemeni Armed Forces (the Houthis) are clear that their maritime operations only target hostile Israeli ships.”

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