China and Russia Secure Deal with Yemen’s Houthis for Safe Passage of Ships Through Red Sea



Yemen’s Houthi rebels have reached an agreement with China and Russia, ensuring the safe passage of ships through the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea. This development comes after months of Houthi attacks on vessels in these waters, prompting military responses from the US and the UK, and the deployment of naval forces by several countries to safeguard this vital trade route. The deal appears to have been facilitated through Iran, a major supporter of the Houthis, leveraging its close ties with both China and Russia to broker this arrangement.

  • Yemen’s Houthi rebels assure China and Russia of safe passage for ships through the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea.
  • The agreement follows a series of Houthi attacks on shipping vessels, prompting international military and naval responses.
  • Iran, a key supporter of the Houthis, played a significant role in facilitating the deal, capitalizing on its relationships with China and Russia.
  • China and Russia have agreed to politically support the Houthi movement in exchange for the safety of their maritime logistics.
  • The deal poses a challenge to Western powers, including the US and EU, necessitating a reassessment of their strategies regarding Iran and the Houthis.
  • Houthi attacks have significantly impacted global trade, leading to a 40% drop in traffic through the Suez Canal and a substantial increase in shipping costs.
  • The agreement could potentially stabilize the shipping route, which is crucial for global trade, particularly for China’s exports to Europe.

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