ESGC

Mijke, July 9 2019

EARLY WARNING: HOUTHI WILL ATTACK SHIPS

There is a clear and present danger on attacks from the Houthis in the Red Sea if the conflict between the USA and Iran escalates.The Iranian has proclaimed they will continue to shoot down American drones and has identified the drones in question - 14 altogether. Our field agents in Yemen has informed us that if this should happen the Houthis are ready to attack ships in the Red Sea, similar to the attacks carried out in the Persian Gulf.The Houthis will use torpedoes and ground missiles (Russian Kornet), to attack any foreign ship possible.As this would be a direct provocation towards the USA since Iran and the Houthis are allied it will most likely escalate war tensions between the USA and Iran.

Risk assessment/risk scale;

Likelihood; 3-4

Consequence; 5

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Mijke

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