British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced that the British Royal Air Force, operating alongside the US, with the support of the Netherlands, Canada and Bahrain, had launched “targeted strikes” against “military installations” of the Houthi rebels in Yemen.

There was an emergency cabinet meeting in Britain last night, during which Rishi Sunak informed his ministers about the impending attacks by British and American forces.

According to British media, Rishi Sunak informed, among others, the leader of the official opposition, Keir Starmer, “about possible military action”.

The British Prime Minister also had a telephone conversation with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi yesterday.
According to the Downing Street statement, the two leaders expressed their deep concern over Houthi attacks on merchant ships in the Red Sea, while discussing the impact these attacks will have on global shipping, including the Suez Canal.

The British Prime Minister said that “the United Kingdom will continue to take action to defend freedom of navigation and protect people at sea.”