Bahrain has strongly denounced the Iran-backed Houthi militias’ preparation of two booby-trapped boats to carry out hostilities and terrorist operations in Bab al-Mandab strait and the southern Red Sea.

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs commends the competence of the Coalition Forces supporting the Legitimacy in Yemen that were able to target the two boats and destroy them, stressing that these repeated hostilities reflect a clear insistence from the Houthis to threaten the safety of maritime lanes, and seriously target the security and stability of the region," a statement issued by the MInistry said.

"It affirms the necessity for the international community to fulfill its responsibilities towards these terrorist militias and all those behind them, and to take firm measures against these repeated violations that impede maritime navigation and violate all international laws and norms," the statement added.