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China Blames U.S., UK Attacks on Yemen for Worsening Red Sea Crisis

China's ambassador to the United Nations spoke out forcefully on Saturday against U.S. and UK-led missile strikes against Yemen in retaliation for Houthi attacks on shipping vessels in the Red Sea. Image via XInhua.

China’s ambassador to the United Nations, Zhang Jun, accused the United States and Britain of inflicting unnecessary casualties and infrastructure damage in their recent strikes against Houthi targets in Yemen.

Zhang spoke out at an emergency United Nations Security Council meeting on Saturday that was called to discuss the worsening crisis in the Red Sea, where Houthi militants have been attacking cargo vessels and causing severe disruptions to the global supply chain.

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