Subscribe Search Search Sort by Relevance Title Date Subscribe ALBAWABA – A series of relentless attacks continues to cripple navigation in the Red Sea and the Suez Canal. In the latest development, the Pentagon disclosed that an Iranian drone targeted a tanker in the Red Sea, paralleled by Yemen’s Houthi rebels claiming the successful interception of 4 drones. Also Read Biden rejects ceasefire after confidential call with Netanyahu This follows the deployment of U.S. vessels to bolster Israel in the Red Sea, prompting warnings from both the Houthis and Iran about their readiness to strike any foreign ship. The assault campaign in the Red Sea persists, echoing the declaration, “Our attacks will persist until the resolution of the Gaza conflict.” According to Pentagon reports, an Iranian drone executed an attack on a cargo ship carrying chemical cargo in the Red Sea. Swift response efforts managed to extinguish the resulting fire, with no reported casualties. 🚨🇾🇪🇺🇸 An American warship OPENED FIRE on a reconnaissance plane belonging to the Yemeni Navy in the Red Sea. The warship fired a missile at a Yemeni plane and it exploded near a Gabonese ship in the Red Sea. The Red Sea will be a burning arena if America and its allies… pic.twitter.com/ETU1gWIAkH — Jackson Hinkle 🇺🇸 (@jacksonhinklle) December 24, 2023 The U.S. Central Command provided additional information on another incident, detailing, “Yemen launched two anti-ship ballistic missiles south of the Red Sea.” Simultaneously, it was confirmed that 4 drones, engaged in an attack on the U.S. warship Laboon, were successfully intercepted. In response to the escalating tensions, the United States has forged a coalition against Yemen and Iran in the Red Sea. In a retaliatory move, a commander from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard warned that if “the U.S. and its allies persist in criminal actions, closure of waterways beyond the Red Sea is a possibility.” Such a closure would impact vital routes leading to Gibraltar and the Mediterranean, compelling ships to navigate around the Cape of Good Hope. Subscribe Sign up to our newsletter for exclusive updates and enhanced content Subscribe Now Subscribe Sign up to get Al Bawaba’s exclusive celeb scoops and entertainment news Subscribe to our newsletter for exclusive updates and enhanced content Subscribe Also Read What’s the fate of Israeli major general Nimrod Aloni?