News ID: 321048
Published: 0154 GMT April 16, 2022

Yemen’s Ansarullah criticizes new US-led task force in Red Sea

Yemen’s Ansarullah criticizes new US-led task force in Red Sea

The spokesperson for Ansarullah resistance movement said the US seeks to prolong the state of brutal siege and aggression against Yemen with its plan to launch naval patrol in the Red Sea.

Mohammed Abdulsalam, who is also the resistance movement’s chief negotiator, made the remarks in an Arabic-language post on his Twitter handle late on Friday, according to Press TV.

Earlier this week, the US Navy announced plans to establish a new "multinational task force" to patrol the Red Sea — a vital shipping lane for both cargo and the global energy supplies.

The strategic sea runs from Egypt's Suez Canal in the north, down through the narrow Bab al-Mandeb Strait in the south that separates Africa from the Arabian Peninsula.

The US-led Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Task Force 153 will patrol the waterway between Egypt and Saudi Arabia, through the Bab al-Mandeb Strait to the waters off the Yemen-Oman border.

“The American move in the Red Sea in light of a humanitarian and military truce in Yemen contradicts Washington's claim that it supports the truce, rather it only seeks to perpetuate the state of aggression and siege on Yemen,” Abdulsalam tweeted.

The cease-fire agreement between the Saudi Arabia-led coalition that has been invading and occupying the war-ravaged country since 2015 and Yemen’s Ansarullah movement was mediated by the United Nations on April 2.

Under the truce agreement, the Riyadh-led coalition agreed to end its attacks on Yemen with the goal of changing Yemen’s power structure in favor of the country’s former Saudi-allied officials.

The foreign aggressors also agreed to end the crippling humanitarian siege that it has been enforcing against the people of Yemen in the protracted seven-year war.




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