ADEN (Debriefer)--The southern transitional council on Monday welcomed the US designation of the Houthis as a terrorist group.
We welcome any move that can put an end to practices of this and other extremist groups in Yemen, the council's spokesperson Ali Al-Kathiri said.
The Houthi group is continuing its crimes, including killings, abductions, blockade, targeting civilian objects and other acts of terror in Yemen and the region, he wrote on Twitter.
He reiterated the council's commitment to a comprehensive peace process and support to any efforts against terror.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompoe wrote on Twitter on Monday: "Terrorist designations of Ansarallah in Yemen confront its terrorist activity and seeks to deter further malign activity by the Iranian regime in the region".
The US administration will ask the Congress to put Houthi members, including the group's leader Abdulmalik Al-Houthi, on terror list, he said.
The move will have an impact on the humanitarian situation in Yemen but the US plans to take measures to reduce the impact of the designations, he said.