UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak stated that the joint US-UK strikes on Houthi targets in Yemen were a "limited, single action" following the rebel group's attacks on ships in the Red Sea.
Sunak emphasized the UK's commitment to protecting its security, people, and interests.
Labour supported the "targeted action," but leader Sir Keir Starmer stressed the need for a clear strategy and warned against escalation in the Middle East. The Houthi attacks on ships have disrupted shipping routes, leading to concerns about rising prices and potential risks to goods, food, and medicines. The UK-US strikes aimed to deter Houthi attacks on international shipping. Photo by HM Treasury, Wikimedia commons.