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War in Gaza is "an excuse" for Houthis - Judith Collins

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Publish Date
Wed, 24 Jan 2024, 7:37AM
Houthi fighters and tribesmen stage a rally against the U.S. and the U.K. strikes on Houthi-run military sites near Sanaa, Yemen, on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024. Photo / AP
Houthi fighters and tribesmen stage a rally against the U.S. and the U.K. strikes on Houthi-run military sites near Sanaa, Yemen, on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024. Photo / AP

War in Gaza is "an excuse" for Houthis - Judith Collins

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 24 Jan 2024, 7:37AM

The Defence Minister says New Zealand has taken a principled stand against Houthi attacks on commercial shipping in the Middle East.  

New Zealand will send six personnel to the Red Sea, as part of an ongoing US-led mission to strike the Iran-backed rebels carrying out the attacks from Yemen. 

Judith Collins told Tim Dower that the war and the attacks shouldn't be conflated, as the attacks were going on long before the war in the Gaza.  

She says the groups have seized on the war as an excuse to ramp up their attacks.  

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