The Houthi group’s armed robbery and piracy on the UAE-flagged cargo ship “Rawabi” while it was sailing near the Yemeni governorate of Hodeidah sparked wide Arab reactions, denouncing the group’s perpetration of this incident, stressing that the incident posed a threat to maritime navigation, and was a violation of international laws. Demanding the immediate release of the ship.
On Monday, the Arab coalition in Yemen, led by Saudi Arabia, announced that the cargo ship “Rawabi” was carrying equipment for operating the Saudi field hospital on the island of Socotra, and that the piracy operation was a real threat to the freedom of maritime navigation and international trade in Bab al-Mandab.
The spokesman for the coalition, Brigadier Turki Al-Maliki, called on the Houthi group to release the ship immediately, “stressing that all necessary measures and measures will be taken to deal with this violation, including force when necessary.”
For its part, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned, in a statement, “the group’s hijacking of a cargo ship carrying the flag of the sisterly United Arab Emirates while it was sailing off the Yemeni governorate of Hodeidah.”
The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed that such terrorist operations pose a real threat to the freedom and safety of navigation in the Red Sea, as well as a flagrant violation of the rules of international law.
At the same time, Egypt called for the immediate release of the ship.
The Arab Parliament strongly condemned the incident, warning of the group’s danger to the freedom of maritime navigation and global trade in the Bab al-Mandab strait and the southern Red Sea, as it represents a flagrant violation of international laws and norms, and a dangerous development that threatens the security and safety of maritime navigation in this vital region of the world, and a threat to the economy and international trade. The targeting of vital facilities and global transportation routes is considered a war crime, which requires an immediate and firm international stance.
For its part, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain strongly condemned and denounced what the Houthi terrorist group had committed in hijacking the cargo ship, stressing that what the group had done was maritime piracy that poses a great threat to the freedom of maritime navigation in Bab al-Mandeb and the Red Sea, and proves its insistence on destabilizing security and stability in the region. Region.
The Bahraini Foreign Ministry called on the international community to condemn this dangerous terrorist act and compel the Houthis to immediately release the ship and its crew.
In the same context, the General Secretariat of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers expressed its strong condemnation and absolute condemnation of the terrorist operation carried out by the Houthi group, armed robbery and piracy on the ship, describing it as a criminal act that constitutes a war crime and a serious threat to the freedom of maritime navigation and international trade in the Bab al-Mandab Strait and the southern Red Sea. And a flagrant violation of the principles of international humanitarian law and the United Nations conventions on the sea, especially the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 1982 and the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime of 2000.
She stressed the importance of taking firm stances towards the hostile practices of this group, which presents day after day bright evidence of its aggressive behavior and its endeavors to destabilize security and stability in this vital region of the world, and threaten the security of the region and the movement of international economy and trade.
While the General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation expressed its strong condemnation of the piracy and kidnapping, considering that this attack is a criminal act that would impede the freedom of maritime and commercial navigation guaranteed by international laws and treaties, and lead to the cessation of sending humanitarian and relief aid to the Yemeni people, calling for the immediate release of the ship.
Meanwhile, the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs condemned this incident, describing it as terrorist acts that pose a threat to the freedom of maritime navigation and a flagrant violation of international law, calling for the ship to be evacuated immediately to complete its course.
For its part, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs called for the international community, especially the Security Council, to move to stop these dangerous practices, as they pose a threat to international security and peace and to the global trade movement and its shipping supply lines, expressing its strong condemnation and denunciation of the Houthi group’s hijacking of the Emirati cargo ship.
In a statement on Monday evening, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that this criminal and sinful act comes as a further attempt by the Houthi group to violate the rules of international law and a serious threat to international shipping lines and global trade.