The Houthis' attack is expanding: “We will also strike in the Indian Ocean”

Even the route from the Indian Ocean that passes through the Cape of Good Hope will not be safer for ships connected to Israel. The warning comes from the Houthis in Yemen, directly from their leader, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, who announces the expansion of the attack. Following the attacks in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden in response to Israeli military action in the Gaza Strip, many companies chose to avoid the shortest route between Asia and Europe by opting to sail around the Cape of Good Hope. In a televised speech, Al-Houthi warned that he now intends to expand operations to include other “unexpected” shipping methods. “This is a big and important step. We have begun our operations in the Indian Ocean,” he added, after claiming responsibility for the attacks that targeted 73 ships and naval vessels since November.

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Therefore, the risk of escalation and a series of disturbances and disasters is becoming increasingly tangible. “The events of recent months – from the crisis in the Red Sea to political tensions in other regions of Asia, Africa and the Middle East – seem to confirm the beginning of a historical phase in which uncertainty and instability in global geopolitics may become the norm rather than the exception.” This is what the Governor of the Bank of Italy, Fabio Panetta, expressed in the speech read by the Secretary of the Directorate, Gian Luca Triquatresi, at the 15th conference between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Bank of Italy. “In such a scenario, the slowdown in international trade that I previously defined as physiological risks turning into a real process of deglobalization portends very high risks, especially for economies closely integrated into international trade such as those of Italy and the European Union.” Announce.

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