Danish Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen said in a statement that they are concerned about the attacks on ships in the Red Sea.

Noting that Denmark already contributes to maritime security in the region, Poulsen said that "the government wants to increase this support by deploying frigates to the region."

Minister Poulsen stated that a draft resolution will be submitted to Parliament next month to deploy frigates in the Red Sea by the end of January 2024.

Following the recent actions of the Houthis, many shipping companies have also decided to suspend their services in the Red Sea.

On December 6, the Pentagon announced that it was negotiating the establishment of an international "Maritime Task Force" to counter attacks by Houthi forces in Yemen on commercial vessels in the Red Sea, and on December 18, it announced the creation of a multinational mission called "Operation Welfare Guardian".

In response, the leader of the Houthis in Yemen, Abdelmalik al-Houthi, stated that they "will not stand idly by in the face of any American tendency to escalate tensions or target Yemen" and accused "the United States of trying to militarize the Red Sea to protect Israeli ships".

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