U.S. to designate Yemen's Houthi as "terrorist group"
People's Daily Online
(Xinhua) 14:53, January 11, 2021
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. State Department would notify Congress of his intent to designate Yemen's Houthi group as a "Foreign Terrorist Organization".
In a late Sunday statement, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he also intended to designate three leaders of the Iran-backed group as "Specially Designated Global Terrorists."
According to the statement, these designations will be implemented on Jan. 19, one day before President-elect Joe Biden taking office.
Analysts noted this move would complicate the UN-brokered peace plan and international aid efforts in Yemen.
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