Pompeo says US designating Yemen's Huthis a terrorist group

Washington (AFP) – The United States will designate Yemen’s Huthi rebels as a terrorist group, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday, a late-term move that aid groups fear will worsen a humanitarian crisis. With just 10 days left before President-elect Joe Biden takes office, the action could complicate the new administration’s efforts to restart diplomacy with Iran, which has ties to the Huthis, and to reassess the US relationship with Saudi Arabia, which has led a brutal offensive in Yemen. “The designations are intended to hold Ansar Allah accountable for its terrorist acts, including …

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