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Saudi Arabia Welcomes Washington’s Designation of Houthis as Terrorist

Saudi Arabia Welcomes Washington’s Designation of Houthis as Terrorist

Monday, 11 January, 2021 - 17:45
A night view of Riyadh on National Day in 2020. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia welcomed on Monday the American admiration’s decision to designate the Iran-backed Houthi militias and their leaders as terrorist.

In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said the move is in line with the “demands of the legitimate Yemeni government to rein in the Houthis over their violations that have led to the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the country.”

The Houthis, it added, “continue to threat international peace and security and the global economy.”

The ministry hoped that the designation would “curb the actions of the Houthis and their supporters, stop missiles, drones, sophisticated weapons and funds from being sent to their war effort and put an end to their threat to international marine navigation and neighboring countries.”

“The designation will help support and ensure the success of ongoing political efforts and force the militias to seriously return to the political consultations table,” it added.

The ministry also expressed its support to the efforts of United Nations special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, and his proposals to help end the Yemeni crisis based on the three references.

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