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What does the designation of the Houthi militias as a foreign terrorist group mean?


Washington declared the designation of the Houthi militia as a terrorist group, with the introduction of 3 of its heads on terrorism lists, and they are; Abdul Malik Al Houthi, Abdul Khaliq Al Houthi and Abdullah Yahya Al Hakim.

What does this designation mean for the pro-Iran group?

Once Washington officially announced the Houthis as a terrorist group, members of these militias and their associates would be prevented from entering the United States.

Moreover, Washington has currently the right to impose restrictions on the economic and financial activity of the militias, and to freeze its assets in the United States if they exist, as well as criminalizing the financing of the Americans to the militias, and prohibiting the American banks from any financial treaty on the part of the militias.

It should indicate that the decision of the United States came to sanction the Houthis who were involved in their terrorist operations.

Nationally, this group has committed all types of terrorist crimes, including the killing, kidnapping, torture and displacement of thousands of Yemenis, and according to official Yemeni statistics, the Houthi militia has attacked 898 houses, private property and a public establishment with 753 houses, 45 mosques, Coranic houses, 36 schools and educational establishments, and transformed 160 mosques on military places and rest places for their members.

Furthermore, the militia attacked in late December of last year Aden Airport in southern Yemen, which killing and wounding 135 civilians, journalists and International Red Cross workers.

In fact, this designation of the Houthis as a terrorist group was a formal and popular request of Yemen

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