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Redesignating Houthis, Biden admin hopes terror group will become 'constructive actor'

By Andrew Bernard

(JNS) — The United States plans to re-designate the Yemen-based Houthi militant group as a terrorist organization following its repeated attacks on Red Sea shipping that have wreaked havoc on international trade, Jake Sullivan, the U.S. national security advisor, said.

That designation of the Iran-backed group will take effect 30 days from the announcement in order to allow for “humanitarian carve-outs” intended to ensure that the sanctions do not harm the Yemeni population, according to Sullivan.

The Houthis control 70 percent to 80 percent of Yemen’s population of more than...


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