YEMEN Press Agency

After failing to protect Israeli ships in Red Sea, Britain summons “Tariq Afash” to London

LONDON, Feb. 27 (YPA) – British Intelligence summoned on Tuesday, Tariq Afash, the nephew of the former president Ali Abdullah Selah and the member of the Saudi-formed Presidential Leadership Council, to the capital, London after one of British ships targeted in the Red Sea.

Political sources familiar with the matter said, “Britain summoned the UAE-funded Tariq Afash, along with the head of the coalition’s Coast Guard Service, Khaled al-Qamali, who control the Bab al-Mandab Strait, to develop plans to limit the Sanaa’s attack targeting the Israeli and British ships in the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea.

The sources added that Afash arrived in London to meet with a number of intelligence officials and the leadership of the British-Israeli naval forces, and expected that Britain would send an air defense system to install in Mocha city of Taiz province and the coastal areas overlooking Bab al-Mandab to intercept Yemeni missiles that are being launched against at Israeli, British, and American ships in the two Red and Arab Seas.

Pro-coalition media outlets reported that Afash would meet officials in the British Parliament and the British Foreign Office, and the leadership of the International Maritime Organization to discuss ways to contain the disaster of the RUBYMAR ship.

Other sources accused the UAE of working to delay the payment of salaries to the factions led by “Afash” on the West Coast until his return from the British capital, London.

Sanaa-based Yemeni armed forces had announced their entry within the Battle of Al-Aqsa Storm alongside the Palestinian resistance, launching dozens of ballistic and winged missiles and drones against the Zionist depths, 25 days after the Zionist massacres against the Palestinian people in Gaza.

The Sanaa forces have been not satisfied with military operations into the Zionist enemy in the occupied Palestinian territories in Eilat city, known as Umm Al-Rashrash, but also officially declared the targeting of Israeli ships in the Red and Arab Seas and the Gulf of Aden and all ships heading to the occupied ports, enforcing a naval blockade on the Zionist entity until the war on Gaza be stopped and the siege gets imposed on food and medicine be lift.

A maritime alliance is being formed by the United States and Britain to protect Israeli ships in the Red and Arabian Seas under the pretext of protecting international navigation, which Sanaa declared safe, with the exception of ships linked to the Israeli occupation.

The Yemeni forces have banned British and American ships from passing the Red and Arabian Seas, making them legitimate targets after the American and British fighter jets launched dozens of air strikes on a number of Yemeni provinces with the aim of paralyzing the missile military capabilities of the Yemeni government in Sanaa, while Britain is heading to looking for Yemeni leaders loyal to the coalition to protect its ships and the Israeli ships in the Red Sea after having failed over the past few days in the same task.