The U.S. lists the Houthis as a “terrorist organization.” Both parties to the conflict and the United Nations respond
China News Service, January 12th. According to comprehensive foreign media reports, on January 11 local time, US Secretary of State Pompeo stated that the United States will identify the Yemeni Houthi as a “foreign terrorist organization.” In response, both parties to the conflict in Yemen and the United Nations responded.
p > According to reports, Pompeo stated that he decided to list the Houthi armed forces as a “foreign terrorist organization” and a “specially recognized global terrorist” entity, and the three leaders of the organization will also be listed as “specially recognized global terrorists” “. According to the statement, the relevant measures will officially take effect on January 19.
On January 11, local time, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Yemen’s coalition government issued a statement welcoming the move by the United States, stating that “Houthi armed forces should be classified as a terrorist organization”. At the same time, the statement also stated that the Yemeni government will continue to support the UN-led peace process and strive to achieve permanent peace.
On the other hand, the Houthi armed forces also responded that day, saying that “the Trump administration’s policies and actions are terrorism.”
For this move by the United States, the spokesperson of the United Nations Secretary-General Dugaric said in New York, the United States on January 11, local time that this may have “serious humanitarian and political impact.”
In September 2014, the Houthis in Yemen seized the capital Sana’a and then occupied southern Yemen. In March 2015, Saudi Arabia and other countries launched a military operation codenamed “Decisive Storm” against the Houthis. In December 2018, under the mediation of the United Nations, the Yemeni government and the Houthis reached an agreement on important issues such as the Hudaydah ceasefire and the exchange of prisoners of war. But soon, the two sides accused each other of breaking the ceasefire agreement.
In December 2020, the Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council formed a coalition government. So far, most parts of southern Yemen have achieved nominal “unification”.