Commercial shipping vessels are making a long detour to avoid being targeted in the Red Sea. The Houthi have been launching attacks on ships in support of the Palestine cause in Gaza. The incidents have led to a disruption in global trade.
To talk more about the situation in the Middle East, our guests:
- Mohammad Marandi is Chair of the American Studies Department at the University of Tehran.
- Michael O’Hanlon is Senior Fellow and director of research at the Brookings Institution.
- Trita Parsi is Executive Vice President at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft.
- Brian Becker is the Executive Director of the ANSWER Coalition.
The US and UK militaries say they have conducted new air attacks against Houthi weapon sites in Yemen, as the group continues to target Red Sea shipping in protest over Israel’s war on Gaza. pic.twitter.com/lGMQJnMhlx
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) January 23, 2024
Maritime trade has been disrupted due to Houthi attacks on commercial ships in the Red Sea over Israel’s onslaught on Palestine's Gaza, increasing transport costs as ships seeking to avoid the attacks embark on long detours.
A look at the impact of the attacks on the prices pic.twitter.com/xa8zLo7Wbb
— TRT World (@trtworld) January 23, 2024