17 January 2024

The U.S. designated the Houthis as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, citing “unprecedented attacks against U.S. military forces and international maritime vessels operating in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden”. The White House asserted that “if the Houthis cease their attacks… the U.S. will immediately reevaluate this designation”, adding: “The designation will take effect 30 days from now, to allow us to ensure robust humanitarian carve outs are in place so our action targets the Houthis and not the people of Yemen”.

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