Trump Administration Plans to Designate Yemen’s Houthis as Terrorists

Posted on AllSides November 17th, 2020
From The Center

The Trump administration is preparing to designate Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi insurgents a terrorist organization before leaving office in January, fueling fears the move will disrupt international aid efforts and upend United Nations-brokered peace efforts between the Shiite movement and the Saudi-backed Yemeni government, according to several diplomatic sources.

The U.N. and international relief agencies have tried to dissuade the Trump administration from designating the Houthis a foreign terrorist organization, but the apparently imminent decision would give U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo another victory in his anti-Iran strategy as he...

Read full story
Some content from this outlet may be limited or behind a paywall.
https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/11/16/trump-administration-plans-designate-houthis-terrorists-yemen/

More News about Foreign Policy from the Left, Center and Right

From the Left

From the Center

From the Right