UN officials ‘warn US against Houthi terror classification’

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After weeks of intense pressure from inside Yemen and Arab League countries to reclassify the Houthi rebels as a terrorist organisation, UN officials have reportedly warned president Biden that such a move could lead to a humanitarian catastrophe. Following attacks on the United Arab Emirates claimed by Iran-backed Houthi forces in late January, the UAE and the Arab League called on the US to reclassify the Houthis as a terror group. Maeen Abdul Malik Saeed, prime minister of the internationally-recognised Yemeni government, welcomed deliberations by the Biden administration to re-classify the…

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