US to take 'appropriate action' over Houthi attacks in Red Sea
The U.S. has stationed ships and other military assets in the Middle East to prevent Israel's war in Gaza from spiraling into a larger conflict.
The United States is going to take "appropriate action" in response to the Houthi drone and missile attacks in the Red Sea after a skirmish between the militant group in Yemen and the U.S.
"We have made clear that the entire world needs to step up together — not the U.S. alone, but all of us working together — to deal with this — this emerging challenge that the — that the Houthis present, backed by Iran," national security advisor Jake Sullivan said Monday after the attack, according to the official White House transcript. "We are going to take appropriate action in consultation with others, and we will do so at a time and place of our choosing."
The U.S. has stationed ships and other military assets in the Middle East to prevent Israel's war in Gaza from spiraling into a larger conflict since Hamas terrorists invaded Israel on Oct. 7, killing about 1,200 people and taking around 240 others hostage.