The Trump administration has called the Iranian-backed rebels “terrorists.”
“It is the decision of a madman before leaving power ”, Lies a resident of Sanaa, the Yemeni capital, reached by phone Monday, hours after the Trump administration decided to call “Terrorists” the Houthi rebels, allies of Iran, who rule 70% of the 27 million Yemenis. “It’s not a good thing for us, adds Ali (an assumed name), here in Sanaa (held by the insurgents supported by Tehran), people see this as an American maneuver before Trump left, but they think Joe Biden will overturn that decision. ”
Announcing the decision on Sunday, the head of US diplomacy, Mike Pompeo, explained that these sanctions are aimed at holding the Houthis “responsible for cross-border attacks threatening civilian populations, infrastructure and maritime transport ”, allusion to the Houthi missile and drone attacks against the neighboring Saudi kingdom, where the Yemeni president has taken refuge,
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