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OIC Urges Washington to Re-designate Houthis as a Terrorist Group

OIC Urges Washington to Re-designate Houthis as a Terrorist Group

Tuesday, 29 March, 2022 - 06:30
The United States' failure to designate the Houthi group as a terrorist organization encourages the militias to commit more crimes (File/Asharq Al-Awsat)

The Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) strongly denounced on Monday the military escalation by the Houthi militias against civilian targets in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

It urged the US to re-designate the Houthis as a terrorist group pursuant to the UN Security Council Resolution 2624.

The OIC warned that the US failure to do so encourages the group to commit more crimes against civilians in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

It also stressed the need to put an immediate end to such aggressive acts and prevent their recurrence in the future, calling for a political process that could restore stability and security in Yemen.

"The Houthis persistence in hostile acts poses a real threat to peace, security and stability in the region and the world at large," said an OIC statement.

The statement further hailed the efforts exerted by the Saudi-led Coalition Forces to help deliver humanitarian aid to impoverished people in Yemen.

It also reaffirmed its support for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the UAE in their efforts to protect the safety of civilian life and property in both countries.

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