US expected to designate Houthis a terror organization

The United States is expected to designate the Yemeni Houthis as a terrorist organization in response to attacks on shipping in the Red Sea.

The Biden administration removed the terrorist designation from the Houthis in 2021. The Houthis were launched into the international spotlight recently after declaring war on Israel amid the War in Gaza and launching attacks against international shipping. In response to this, sources told the Associated Press, the Biden administration will once again designate the Houthis as a terrorist organization.

Houthi fighters and tribesmen stage a rally against the U.S. and the U.K. strikes on Houthi-run military sites near Sanaa, Yemen, on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024. (AP Photo)

The United States announced a multinational naval coalition to protect the Red Sea straights in mid-December after numerous hijackings and missile attacks
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