Following Yemen’s pro-Palestine maritime war in the Red Sea, the US government has announced that it is designating the Yemeni Armed Forces as a “terrorist” organization.
This comes after the US launched strikes on Yemen’s Ansarallah in a retaliatory attack on Israeli bound vessels in the Red Sea.
The Yemenis have repeatedly stated that their attacks are specifically aimed at ships with links to the Israeli regime, and they will continue attacking the vessels until the Israeli Regime’s onslaught in Gaza stops.
“In response to these continuing threats and attacks, the United States announced the designation of Ansarallah, also known as the Houthis, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist,” White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said in a statement.
“This designation is an important tool to impede terrorist funding to the Houthis, further restrict their access to financial markets, and hold them accountable for their actions.”
“If the Houthis cease their attacks in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, the United States will immediately reevaluate this designation,” Sullivan added.
In response to the announcement by the US, the Yemeni Armed Forces spokesperson Mohammed Abdulsalam clarified that the designation will not affect the group’s operations to prevent Israeli bound or Israeli ships heading to the occupation territory via the Reed Sea.
The group will “not back down in its position in support of the Palestinian people,” he added.
The announcement sparked outrage amongst Pro-Palestinians who took to the internet to criticize the redesignation. One netizen wrote “are they really ignoring the fact Yemenis haven’t killed anyone during the seizure of ships but the US have already killed Yemenis including civilians?”
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