The Houthi terrorist network based in Yemen have threatened they will launch military action if the US intervenes directly with Gaza.
Rebel leader Abdel-Malek al-Houthi said that his group will respond in kind by firing drones and missiles should the US cross the “red lines.”
The White House said that there is US security assistance is on its way to Israel, with more to come.
The White House spokesperson John Kirby to MSNBC on Tuesday that Israel should “expect more” from the US in terms of support.
The Yemen rebel group said in a severe warning to the US, “There are red lines when it comes to Gaza,” further warning that there are other militia groups who are very willing to intervene and they will coordinate with the Houthis.
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A senior Iraqi politician has also waded in and threatened the US that their interests will be targeted if Washington “openly” supports Israel.
The powerful Iraqi politician, Hadi al Amiri, who is a key figure in the cross-party alliance backing Iraq’s government, warned that all American targets will be considered “legitimate,” if the US gets involved.
Al Amiri leads the Badr Organisation, a Shi’ite political group which is strongly supported by Iran.
The Badr organisation make up a large proportion of Iraq’s Popular Mobilisation Forces, a state paramilitary organisation, this contains an enormous amount of Iran-backed factions.
Al Amiri warned, “If they intervene, we would intervene… if the Americans intervened openly in this conflict… we will consider all American targets legitimate… and we will not hesitate to target it.”
On Sunday the US sent an aircraft carrier group with thousands of troops to the eastern Mediterranean Sea in response to the deadly attack by Hamas which started on Saturday.
The US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered US military ships, an aircraft carriers and additional aircraft carriers to move closer to Gaza and Israel.
Austin said, Today, in response to this Hamas attack on Israel, and following detailed discussions with President Biden, I have directed several steps to strengthen Department of Defense posture in the region to bolster regional deterrence efforts.”
An intelligence expert has warned that the war could last for some time and Iranian backed Hezbollah warned on Sunday that if Israel launches an offensive in Gaza then they will join the war on the northern borders with Lebanon.
Intelligence expert and geopolitics analyst, CEO of AuCoin Analytics warned of a wider conflict which could potentially, even bring in Iran who have called on the total destruction of Israel.
AuCoin told Express US, “Israel will also be dealing with Hezbollah to the North, coming from Lebanon.
“We are already seeing Israeli strikes on Hezbollah sites within Lebanon and any Hezbollah personnel that enter Israel through Lebanon will be dealt with but will also give Israel the green light to start a separate ground offensive to the North.
“I want to be clear, Hamas carried out this attack unprovoked, and now Israel has a right to defend itself. That is what they are doing right now, and they will not stop until Hamas is over.
“This conflict will go on for I while I feel since Hezbollah has jumped into the war. Now we wait for Iran to make their move. If they enter the war, it is going to be the biggest geopolitical conflict in a very long time.”