The Biden administration is looking to review the terrorist label that has been given to the Houthi rebels in Yemen

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The Biden administration is looking to review the terrorist label that has been given to the Houthi rebels in Yemen

The Biden administration is looking to review the terrorist label that has been given to the Houthi rebels in Yemen. Houthi rebels of Yemen, are involved in a civil war in the country. The civil war that broke out in Yemen, in 2014 is a direct outcome of the Shia, Sunni rivalry. That was seen in the West Asia region. Back then, the Government of Yemen was traditionally deemed to be a part of the Sunni power bloc led by Saudi Arabia. And as a result of its ongoing proxy wars with the Shia power of Iran and uprising of the Houthi rebels was sponsored by Iran, to overthrow the Yemeni government, which was seen to be a part of Saudi Arabia led power block.
Following this breakout of the Civil War, the Houthi rebels, with the support of Iran's agencies, managed to seize power in the capital of Yemen, and to prevent the overthrow of the Yemeni government, Saudi Arabia quickly assembled an alliance that included Jordan, Kuwait, Bahrain, UAE, Qatar, Sudan, Egypt, and Morocco, and it launched Operation Decisive Storm to target the Houthi militants who had captured power in these parts of Yemen. Saudi Arabia even went on to impose a naval blockade in the Red Sea, and with the support of Egypt, It managed to stiffen the movement of essential supplies to Yemen.
So as a result of Saudi Arabia led a military operation. And as a result of the naval blockade, the common people of Yemen, have been subjected to severe deprivation and this has ended up creating one of the worst humanitarian crises that we are currently witnessing early on the Trump administration had backed a military assault, led by Saudi Arabia and had subsequently designated the Houthi rebel groups as terrorist groups.

But the incoming Biden administration has made it clear that while the military assault was justified. And while the Houthis bear the responsibility for triggering the Civil War, one cannot ignore the humanitarian situation in the country. And as pointed out by the UN, the designation of the Houthi rebels as a terrorist group is going to disrupt the supply of aid material and relief material to the country and in line with this UN recommendation, the incoming Biden administration is looking to review the terrorist label of the Houthi groups.

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