Houthis have expanded their targets to include all American Ships, not just those headed to Israel.

American and British ships are "legitimate targets" due to recent air strikes on Yemen by the US and UK, a Houthi Spokesman said.

Houthis have targeted several ships in the Red Sea since October due to Israel’s conflict with Hamas in Gaza, killing thousands of civilians.

Recently, the Houthis targeted a US-owned bulk carrier near Port of Aden using a missile, causing fire onboard.

Increasing threats from the Houthis pose new risks to maritime security for the US and partners in shipping lanes near Yemen.

– 📷Experts say Houthi threats could result in further military escalation with the US if attacks on American ships continue.

With rising regional tensions, the security situation at the Red Sea is deteriorating, putting international shipping at risk.