Washington (CNN)The State Division will notify Congress of its intent to designate Houthi rebels as a international terrorist group, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated Sunday, regardless of intense pushback from US diplomats and help teams in Yemen.
“These designations will present extra instruments to confront terrorist exercise and terrorism by Ansarallah, a lethal Iran-backed militia group within the Gulf area,” Pompeo stated in a press release.
“The designations are meant to carry Ansarallah (the Houthi rebels) accountable for its terrorist acts, together with cross-border assaults threatening civilian populations, infrastructure, and business transport.”
The 11th hour transfer by the Trump administration may upend the United Nations’ work on peace talks within the nation and there are additionally fears that such a designation may influence humanitarian help deliveries, sources have advised CNN.
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