This Tuesday, February 16, the US administration’s decision to remove the Yemeni Houthi rebels from the list of terrorist organizations will take effect. Despite concerns about providing humanitarian aid to Yemen, they were registered a month ago by former President Donald Trump. This setback for the most peaceful US diplomacy comes into effect amid a week of fierce fighting on the ground in Yemen.
In Yemen, faith forces say Houthi rebels are trying to advance on several fronts towards death, the strategic city of the last stronghold of power in the north of the country. Pro-Iranian rebels have been trying to capture this oil-rich strategic point for more than a year. So they launched a new attack a week ago.
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Since then, fighting has killed dozens of people on both sides. On the contrary, government forces are backed by a Saudi-led military coalition. Large Saudi neighbors have also been the target of numerous drone strikes on its territory in recent days.
As for Riyadh, the Houthis remain a terrorist organization. Saudi officials have voiced their disappointment at the distance of the US ally who do not want to support them in this war.
Nevertheless, the United States condemned the attacks on Saudi territory and confirmed that major Houthi leaders would be on the block in their personal capacity.
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