In a geopolitical chess match, Yemen’s Minister of Defense sends a resounding message to America, Britain, and Israel: Yemen is impervious to external attacks. The bold assertion comes at a time when global powers are closely monitoring the region’s dynamics.
“We tell them from the Red Sea that it is we who have put a painful end to American hegemony,” declares the Yemeni Defense Minister, emphasizing the nation’s strength in the face of perceived threats from major players on the world stage.
Amidst this declaration of resilience, a curious revelation emerges. Chevron, a major player in the global energy landscape, is reportedly diverting cargoes of Kazakhstan’s CPC Blend oil to Asia around Africa’s Cape of Good Hope, bypassing the Red Sea. The reason? To mitigate the risk of attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels.
This unexpected twist unveils a strategic maneuver in the energy trade, as global corporations navigate geopolitical tensions. The decision by Chevron prompts a closer examination of the impact of regional conflicts on international commerce, especially in vital sectors such as oil.
Minister of Defense in the Yemeni government:
— Yemen is too strong to be shaken by attacks from America, Britain and Israel
“We tell them from the Red Sea that it is we who have put a painful end to American hegemony, which is writing its end with its own hands. pic.twitter.com/Xr5joSSX0X
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Chevron is sending cargoes of Kazakhstan's CPC Blend oil to Asia around Africa's Cape of Good Hope rather than via the Red Sea to avoid the risk of attacks by Yemen’s Houthis, according to three industry sources and LSEG ship-tracking data. t.co/v05Zwdi7Rq
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