The U.S. Biden administration has announced that it will lift the designation of the Houthi rebels in the Middle East, where the civil war continues, and is changing the policies of the former Trump administration over Yemen one after another.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken issued a statement on the 12th, stating that the Houthi movement, a rebel in Yemen, where the civil war continues, will be lifted from the designation of a terrorist organization on the 16th of this month.
It is said to be a measure in response to the severe humanitarian situation in Yemen.
The former Trump administration designated Iran-backed Houthis as a terrorist organization last month just before the change of government as part of increasing pressure on Iran, but the ban on the provision of supplies to related Houthis organizations There were concerns that it would exacerbate the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
On the other hand, Blinken also pointed out that he would "clearly look at the malicious behavior of the Houthi movement," and emphasized the policy of strictly dealing with attacks by the Houthi movement on the administration and neighboring countries.
The Byden administration has set a new policy to end the Yemeni civil war, and announced on the 4th of this month that it will stop supporting the military attack on the Houthi movement led by Saudi Arabia, and the former administration of Trump over Yemen We are changing policies one after another.
Yemen cannot see the end of the civil war
In Yemen, where the civil war has continued since 2015, Saudi Arabia, which supports the administration, continues to bomb the rebels "Houthi", while the Houthi attacked Saudi Arabia with drones and counterattacked, resulting in a fierce conflict. Is continuing.
The Biden administration announced this month that it would change the policies of the former Trump administration, suspend support for Saudi-led military operations in Yemen, including the sale of weapons, and de-designate the "Houthi" terrorist organization. I made it clear.
However, on the 10th of this month, the "Houthi" at an airport in Abha, southwestern Saudi Arabia, damaged a part of a civilian aircraft in a drone attack, and the prospects for the end of the civil war remain unclear. is.