Saudi Defense Ministry spokesman Turki al-Maliki issued a written statement on the evening of the 10th local time, said the Saudi navy earlier in the day in the southern Waters of the Red Sea destroyed a ship carrying explosives, and in accordance with the rules of engagement before the ship launched an attack.
The statement did not specify where the incident occurred. In his statement, Turki al-Maliki accused Houthi forces of using the Stockholm Agreement to cover their naval attacks from the port of Hodeida in Yemen.
The port of Hodeida is an important port in Yemen and one of the main routes for humanitarian aid to Yemen after the outbreak of the civil war.
The Government of Yemen and the Houthi forces reached the Stockholm Agreement in late 2018 under the auspices of the United Nations, and both sides agreed to implement a ceasefire in Hodeida, Yemen, but implementation of the agreement was slow after the signing, with both sides accusing each other of violating the armistice, and the process of “demilitarization” of the port of Hodeida has been slow to materialize.