Mohammed Al-Bukhaiti, a Houthi leader, has warned during an interview with France 24, cautioning that the group would target oil and gas fields in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates if they became part of any coalition that threatened Yemen. He emphasised the potential severity of their reaction, including the disruption of key maritime routes by targeting ships passing through the strategic Bab el-Mandeb Strait, as the winter is falling in the west. This came as a response to another guest’s threat that these Gulf countries may have to take action if Houthi keeps attacking Israeli ships threatening the deconflicting efforts in the region.
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