Today the UK and US have announced a number of sanctions against those that support, enable, or deliver work of the Houthis, the Iran-backed proxy group in Yemen responsible for widespread attacks against commercial shipping in the Red Sea, Report informs, citing United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

The UK will today sanction 2 individuals and 3 organizations for their role in providing financial or military support to the Houthis, in order to expose and disrupt their efforts to undermine regional stability across the Middle East. The UK will also sanction a Houthi security minister for threatening the peace, security and stability of Yemen by supporting attacks against shipping in the Red Sea.