Yemeni Foreign Minister in the National Salvation Government Hisham Sharaf Abdullah condemned as “silly” the decision of the administration of former US president Donald Trump to designate the popular Houthi Ansarullah movement as a foreign terrorist organization, saying he might have received huge sums of money for the move.
The spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned designating Yemen's Ansarullah Movement as a terrorist group, stressing that the military support for the so-called Saudi-led coalition must be stopped.
US President Joe Biden's administration will quickly revisit the designation of Yemen's Houthi fighters as terrorists and end support to the devastating Saudi offensive on the country, his pick for secretary of state, Antony Blinken, said.
US President-elect Joe Biden’s aide and a group of 25 American lawmakers denounced a decision by the outgoing administration to designate Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement a “foreign terrorist organization”, saying the move will exacerbate the humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh the US Department of State’s plan to designate Yemen’s Ansarullah movement as a “terrorist organization” would negatively affect the delivery of humanitarian aid and peaceful solutions to the country’s crisis.
The British government is under pressure to explain why a series of airstrikes in Yemen, many involving civilian casualties, have not been recorded in its confidential log of breaches of international humanitarian law (IHL).