What are the motives behind Yemen’s focus on British battleships?

After difficult days experienced by American battleships in the Red Sea, the Yemeni forces have begun discussing a new phase of their battle against foreign presence in the Red Sea. What are the implications of the recent announcement?

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Since the beginning of this month, Yemen has entered a new phase of operations that initially focused on American battleships. For about a week into the operations, these efforts gradually succeeded in drawing out the American battleships. The US forces decided to evacuate the aircraft carrier “USS Eisenhower,” and satellite images confirm the extent of the damage it suffered and its removal from service, relocating it to the Saudi shores far from Yemen and the Bab Al-Mandeb Strait after months of being stationed there.

The Yemeni forces did not stop there but continued their operations intensively against American battleships. The Central Command of the US, which was responsible for detecting these battleships, had to withdraw a second vessel from the Red Sea despite the void left by the tow of the “Eisenhower.”

The American presence in the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden, and even the Arabian Sea has almost become non-existent. During the last hours, the Yemeni forces carried out several operations from the Red Sea to the Arabian Sea, and the American forces were the absent party from the theater operationally and intelligence-wise, and they did not issue any reports about what happened. This is one of the rare times when America is not present, even by monitoring.

Now that America has been neutralized, even if temporarily, the Yemeni forces have now shifted their focus to the second ally in the new coalition of aggression against Yemen. In their latest statement, the official spokesman, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, confirmed the targeting of the only British destroyer, “HMS Diamond,” amid reports of it being hit again.

Targeting the “HMS Diamond” may be part of the scenario followed by the Yemeni forces since last November against battleships and vessels associated with the Israeli occupation. However, the sequence of attacks since the beginning of the month confirms that the Yemeni forces are fulfilling their promise to avenge the victims of the recent American-British aggression, which targeted Hudaydah, Sana’a, and Taiz, resulting in about 60 martyrs and wounded. It also affirms their commitment to their ethical stance in supporting the Palestinians in Gaza.

Initially, the target was America, but now Britain has become part of the same alliance since January against Yemen. However, the question remains whether Western countries participating in the militarization of the Red Sea have a role in this matter.

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