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Yemen’s Houthis blame UK, US strikes for ‘glitch’ in Red Sea undersea cables

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The Houthi Transport Ministry in Yemen said on Saturday there had been a “glitch” in undersea communication cables in the Red Sea as a result of actions by US and British naval vessels.

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The actions “endangered the security and safety of the international communications and the flow of information,” the ministry said in a statement, reported by the Houthi-run Saba news agency, without giving details.

“Any glitch in these cables as a result of the militarization of the Red Sea by US and British naval vessels represents a serious threat to the information security and economic and social stability for all countries of the world,” the statement read.

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The Houthis, who control the most populous parts of Yemen, have launched exploding drones and missiles at commercial vessels since Nov. 19 as a protest against Israel’s military operations in Gaza.

The United States and Britain have carried out several strikes against Houthi targets in response.

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