United States allows transactions with Houthis as ‘terrorist’ label reviewed

 United States allows transactions with Houthis as ‘terrorist’ label reviewed

Help groups warn the Trump administration’s designation of Yemeni rebels might trigger famine in the war-torn nation.

The United States has actually temporarily stayed a restriction on deals involving Yemen’s Houthi motion as it evaluates a decision by previous President Donald Trump’s administration to designate the Iran-aligned group as a “foreign terrorist organisation”.

The announcement on Monday allows all transactions involving the Houthis, who are associated with a years-long dispute in Yemen against a military union led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, until February 26.

It comes a day after 22 help organisations working in the war-torn nation called on the US to lift the “terrorist” designation about issues it would worsen a continuing humanitarian crisis and danger plunging the country into widespread scarcity.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed the Houthi designation on January 19, a day before President Joe Biden took office.

The step froze any US-related assets of the Houthis, banned Americans from doin

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