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Japan “directly approaching” Houthi rebels who hijacked cargo ship in Red Sea

Tokyo [Japan], November 21 (ANI): Japan has mentioned that it’s “directly approaching” Houthi rebels, who not too long ago hijacked a global cargo store within the Red Sea, in line with Al Jazeera.

Tokyo introduced on Monday that it’s “communicating with Israel” along with different international locations in an effort to get the Galaxy Leader launched.

The ship is notably owned by an Israeli businessman and is run by a Japanese firm.

The earlier day, because the ship was travelling from Turkey to India, it was attacked by a bunch of rebels from Yemen. According to the group, Israel’s “heinous acts” in Gaza had been the explanation behind the assault, Al Jazeera reported.

The Japanese authorities has “strongly condemned” this motion. Tokyo has requested different nations which might be concerned–Iran, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and others–to participate in efforts to get the rebels to promptly launch the ship and the captives.

In addition to immediately addressing the Houthis, Tokyo is “speaking with Israel, and said that it’s also urging Saudi Arabia, Oman, Iran and different international locations involved to strongly urge the Houthis for the early launch of the vessel and crew members, in line with Al Jazeera.

“Our government will continue to take necessary measures in cooperation with the countries concerned while taking into account the situation,” Japan’s Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa mentioned.

Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the hijacking of a global vessel by Iran-backed Houthis within the Red Sea on Sunday and known as it a “very serious incident on the global scale.”Taking to X, the Israeli PMO mentioned, “Israel strongly condemns the Iranian attack against an international vessel. The ship, which is owned by a British company and is operated by a Japanese firm, was hijacked with Iran’s guidance by the Yemenite Houthi militia.”It additionally shared, “Onboard the vessel are 25 crew members of various nationalities, including Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Filipino and Mexican. No Israelis are onboard.”Condemning the hijack, it mentioned, “This is another act of Iranian terrorism and constitutes a leap forward in Iran’s aggression against the citizens of the free world, with international consequences regarding the security of the global shipping lanes.”Israel Defence Forces (IDF) mentioned that the ship was crusing from Turkey to India with a global civilian crew, with none Israelis aboard, and added, “This is not an Israeli ship,” The Times of Israel reported. (ANI)