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Houthis Say U.S. Will Pay ‘Heavy Price’ for Biden Strikes in Yemen

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The Shiite Houthi group has issued a threat against President Joe Biden for authorizing airstrikes in Yemen alongside the UK.

The strikes aimed to limit Houthi disruption of international shipping.

The Houthis, linked to Iran, have declared war on Israel and targeted commercial ships near Yemen. (Trending: GOP Rep. Mace Clashes Directly With Hunter Biden At Hearing)

The group has vowed to retaliate against the US and UK for the airstrikes.

President Biden emphasized the need to protect navigation and international commerce.

“Washington and London must acknowledge responsibility for aggravating the situation at the Red Sea, and the militarization of the body of water,” Brigadier General Abdullah bin Amer said.

“They must be ready to embrace a heavy price, and bear all the deleterious consequences of this open aggression.”

Bin Amer said the Houthis would “target their bases across the region in case the United States and the United Kingdom increase their attacks.”

“The American and British enemy bears full responsibility for its criminal aggression against our Yemeni people, and it will not go unanswered and unpunished,” Brig. Gen. Yahya Saree said.

“Washington and London must prepare to pay a heavy price. Our country came under sneak and massive air, ship and submarine strikes. Doubtless, the attacks will cost them dearly,” Hussein al-Ezzi said.

“One was a site at Bani in north-western Yemen used to launch reconnaissance and attack drones. A number of buildings involved in drone operations were targeted by our aircraft,” the British Ministry of Defense stated.

“The other location struck by our aircraft was the airfield at Abbs,” the statement added.

“Intelligence has shown that it has been used to launch both cruise missiles and drones over the Red Sea. Several key targets at the airfield were identified and prosecuted by our aircraft.”

“Today, at my direction, U.S. military forces—together with the United Kingdom and with support from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, and the Netherlands—successfully conducted strikes against a number of targets in Yemen used by Houthi rebels to endanger freedom of navigation in one of the world’s most vital waterways,” Biden said.

“I will not hesitate to direct further measures to protect our people and the free flow of international commerce as necessary,” he added.

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