The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Muammar Al-Eryani, said that the recent sanctions imposed on a number of leaders of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia confirm that the US administration is continuing to review its decision to upgrade the designation of the Houthi militia as a “terrorist organization.”
He explained that this decision was a step to encourage the Houthi militia to engage in efforts to calm and bring peace to Yemen, but the militia considered it a green light for further political and military escalation.
Al-Eryani pointed out that those individual sanctions that affected the leaders of the first row in the Houthi militia did not affect the escalation of its military operations in Marib and its terrorist activities targeting residential neighborhoods and displacement camps in the liberated areas, targeting neighboring countries, and threatening international shipping lines.
Al-Eryani called on the international community and the American administration to reconsider the method of dealing with the Houthi militia, and to work to classify it as a “terrorist organization” as an important step to dry up its financial sources and limit its ability to carry out its terrorist activities, and push it to engage seriously in efforts to calm and bring peace, and end the worsening human suffering. For Yemenis.