Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly told President Biden that he would take military action against Yemen's Houthis if the US did not comply, according to a report in Israeli publication N12 News.
The Iran-aligned group has harassed Israeli and U.S. forces in the Middle East since the beginning of Israel's war with Hamas.
N12News reported on He posted that he had talked about his intention to take action against the group that had been captured. The Strait is a sea lane through which much of the world's oil is transported.
U.S. warship shoots down three Houthi drones targeting merchant ships in the Red Sea: Centcom
The group has also launched ballistic missiles and armed drones into Israel.
“Tsachin Hanegbi to Amit Segal Ben Kaspit: Prime Minister Netanyahu informs Biden…if you do not act against the Hutus, we will take military action,” the post on X said. There is.
Fox News Digital reached out to the White House, State Department and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office for comment, but did not receive a response.
The claims come after three commercial ships were attacked in the Red Sea last week, and a US warship shot down several unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) heading towards them.
Iranian-backed Houthis shoot down a US MQ-9 Reaper drone off the coast of Yemen
The USS Carney was in the southern Red Sea, just north of the Bab al-Mandab Strait, on Dec. 3 and shot down three Houthi drones heading in that direction, U.S. officials recently told Fox News. Told. Self defence. Officials claimed the drone was launched from Houthi-held territory in Yemen.
There were no injuries to the crew of the merchant vessel.
The Houthis, who control much of Yemen and its Red Sea coast, also last month seized a British-owned cargo ship linked to an Israeli company.
The Treasury Department on Thursday announced sanctions against 13 individuals and entities responsible for funding Yemen's Houthis. These sanctions are aimed at cutting off funding to those facilitating Houthi attacks.
Houthi officials say their actions show support for the Palestinians.
Israel said the attack on the ship was an “act of terrorism by Iran” and affected international maritime security.
A Houthi military spokesman said all ships bound for Israeli ports are prohibited from entering and exiting the Red Sea and Arabian Sea.
“If Gaza does not receive the food and medicine it needs, all ships in the Red Sea bound for Israeli ports, regardless of their nationality, will be targeted by our military,” the spokesperson said in a statement included in a Reuters report. Deaf,” he said. Saturday.
Reuters and FOX News' Daniel Wallace, Andrea Vacchiano, Lucas Y. Tomlinson and Liz Frieden contributed to this report.