U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced that “effective 16 February, I am revoking the designations of Ansarullah, sometimes referred to as the Huthis, as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO)… and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT)”. “This decision is a recognition of the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen”, he added. “The U.S. remains clear-eyed about Ansarullah’s malign actions and aggression”. Blinken further underlined that “we remain committed to helping U.S. partners in the Gulf defend themselves, including against threats arising from Yemen, many of which are carried out with the support of Iran. The U.S. will redouble its efforts, alongside the United Nations and others, to end the war itself”. Saudi Arabia’s UN envoy remarked that “we will still deal with the Huthi militia as a terrorist organisation and address its threats with military action”.
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