Yemen in Focus: Could US terror designation be used to leverage Houthis?

The United States move to label Yemen’s Houthi rebels as terrorists can be used as a leverage point to promote a viable peace plan in Yemen, analysts told The New Arab, despite rising concerns over the designation.Earlier this month, Washington said it is “keeping all our options open” when it comes to the Houthis, with national security advisor Robert O’Brien criticising the rebels for failing to engage in a “good-faith peace process” to end the conflict.The comments came days after reports suggesting that the US is laying the groundwork for a designation of the rebel group, which controls th…

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