January 11th local time, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement welcoming the decision of the U.S. government to list Houthis as a terrorist organization and add its leader to the terrorist list.
The statement said that “Iran-backed militias” pose a serious threat to regional stability and security, which in turn threatens international peace and security and the world economy.
The decision of the United States meets the requirements of the Yemeni government and helps to stop the relevant acts of Houthis.
U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo said in a statement on the evening of the 10th local time that the U.S. State Department decided to list the Houthis as a “foreign terrorist organization” and a “specially recognized global terrorist” entity, and the three leaders of the organization will also be listed as a “specially recognized global terrorist”.
According to the statement, the relevant measures will take effect on the 19th of this month. After the outbreak of the Yemeni civil war, Houthi seized the capital Sana’a in September 2014 and then occupied the southern part of Yemen.
Saudi Arabia’s leading multinational coalition launched a military operation code-named “Decisive Storm” against the Houthis in March 2015.
Under the mediation of the United Nations, the Yemeni government and Houthi held many peace talks and reached agreement on issues such as a comprehensive ceasefire and the exchange of prisoners of war. However, the two sides later accused each other of violating the ceasefire agreement, and the conflict took place for a long time.
According to external analysis, the Trump administration of the United States has tried to demonstrate the success of its policy through a series of diplomatic actions before leaving office, but listing the Houthis as a terrorist organization not only fails to solve the problem, but also threatens to further intensify the contradictions between the parties to the conflict and continue to worsen the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
At the same time, at the same time Left a difficult problem for the incoming Biden administration.