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Joe Biden Opts for Weaker Designation of Houthis as Terrorist Group

Posted on AllSides January 17th, 2024
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President Joe Biden’s administration announced on Wednesday that it was designating the Houthis as a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist” (SDGT), which is weaker than the designation of Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) that the group had under the Trump administration. The Biden administration’s designation is somewhat of a reversal of its previous policy and a vindication of the Trump administration’s policy on the Houthis. In 2020, the Trump administration designated the Houthis as an FTO, which cut off the Iran-backed group from the international banking system. Shortly after Biden took office...

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