The White House is standing firm on its recent decision to launch military strikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby defended the U.S.-led actions, citing the Iranian-backed militants' continuous attacks on commercial shipping in the Red Sea as the instigating factor.
National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said the Iranian-backed militants instigated the air strikes by continuing attacks on commercial shipping in the Red Sea.
Addressing the press, Kirby emphasized that the military strikes were a response to the Houthi rebels' persistent aggression against commercial shipping. The attacks targeted. . .