We got a response to this from the US National Security Council, the top body of advisers to the White House.
“The Houthi’s seizure of the vessel Galaxy Leader in the Red Sea is a flagrant violation of international law. We demand the immediate release of the ship and its crew. We will consult with our UN partners for the appropriate next steps.”
The US has beefed up its presence since the start of the war in the seas of the Middle East. They sent two aircraft carriers with accompanying warships in their words “to assist with the defence of Israel”.
But they obviously haven’t been able to prevent this happening in this case.
For in depth analysis, Ibrahim Fraihat is an Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies.
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