Diplomats meet over Red Sea vessel seizure

South Korean, Yemeni diplomats meet over Red Sea vessel seizure

Officials in Saudi Arabia say that Houthi rebels in Yemen are responsible for a piracy incident in the Red Sea on Sunday, one that affected governments are working to resolve through diplomatic channels but say calls attention to the security situation on a strategic global shipping route.

A spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen said a tugboat and the South Korean barge it was towing were off the coast of Yemen’s Kamaran Island on Sunday when an armed group boarded the vessels. The island is directly across from Eritrea and north of Djibouti on the southern end of the Red Sea.

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Source: https://africatimes.com



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