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Council of Arab Interior Ministers Classifies Houthis as Terrorist Group

Council of Arab Interior Ministers Classifies Houthis as Terrorist Group

Sunday, 13 March, 2022 - 07:15
Houthi militants in Sanaa (file/Reuters)

The Council of Arab Interior Ministers has approved the classification of the Houthi group as a terrorist entity and its inclusion in the list of terrorist entities on the Arab list of perpetrators, masterminds, and financiers of terrorist acts.


The Council's General Secretariat said in a statement that the classification of the Houthi militia as a terrorist entity, and its inclusion on the Arab blacklist, comes as a result of the violations against the Yemeni population, including killing, displacement, imprisonment, and torture.


The Council also condemned the group's violations against neighboring countries and the international community, including repeated cross-border terrorist attacks targeting civilians and civil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.


They denounced the recent Houthi terrorist attack against a Saudi refinery.


The Council reiterated its full solidarity with the Kingdom in the face of these terrorist attacks and its unconditional support in confronting terrorism and confronting external schemes.


The statement noted that the terrorist attacks aimed to undermine Saudi security and stability.


The statement explained that the inclusion of the Houthis in the Arab blacklist comes as a result of the efforts of the Arab police and security services, which realized the danger of these militias and the consequences of the spread of their actions and ideas.


The Council also called on the Arab Parliament to designate the Houthis as a terrorist group.


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