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UAE’s Gargash Welcomes US Designation of Houthis as Terrorist Organization

UAE’s Gargash Welcomes US Designation of Houthis as Terrorist Organization

Monday, 11 January, 2021 - 18:00
UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Anwar Gargash. (AP)

The United Arab Emirates' minister of state for foreign affairs on Monday welcomed the United States' move to designate the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen as a foreign terrorist organization.


"We welcome the US administration's decision to classify the Houthi militia as a terrorist organization, and to place its leaders on terrorist lists," Dr. Anwar Gargash said in a tweet.


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday the Department of State will notify Congress of his intent to designate the militias as terrorist.


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