Yemen government criticises international laxity in criminalising Houthi practices

2021-01-25 | Since 12 Month

 Muammar Al-Eryani

ADEN (Debriefer)--Yemen's internationally recognised government on Sunday criticised long international laxity in criminalising practices of the Houthi group, an attitude which has not stopped bloodshed and deepening humanitarian crisis but encouraged the group to intensify its war on Yemenis and acts destabilising the region.

The US designated the Houthis, who seized power in late 2014, a foreign terrorist group earlier this month.

Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Muammar Al-Eryani said the current US administration knows all details of the Yemeni crisis continuing since the 2011 events, the course of the implementation of the Gulf Initiative, the national dialog conference and how the group turned against the outcomes of the conference with Iranian support.

He called on the international community, particularly the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, to designate the group as a terrorist organisation in accordance with international law and the UN Charter and to shoulder their moral responsibilities towards the victims of the group.

It has undermined and obstructed all international efforts to end the war and has been implementing Iran's agendas to destabilise the region, he said.

The remarks come amid reports the new US administration is reconsidering the terrorist designation of the group.

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