US formally moves to end terror designation of Yemen Huthis

Washington (AFP) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken formally moved Friday to delist Yemen’s Huthi rebels as terrorists, a short-lived step by the previous administration that humanitarian groups said jeopardized crucial aid. “We have formally notified Congress of the secretary’s intent to revoke these designations,” a State Department spokesperson said. The move, which will take effect shortly, comes a day after President Joe Biden announced an end to US support for Saudi-led offensive operations in Yemen, where more than 80 percent of the population is surviving on aid. “This decision has…

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