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Biden Errs by Removing Houthi Rebels' Terror Listing, Experts Say

President Joe Biden delivers remarks in the State Dining Room of the White House on March 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 23 March 2021 07:51 AM

Yemen’s Houthi rebels ratcheted up their attacks on civilians in Saudi Arabia just days after the Biden administration removed the group from a terrorism blacklist, prompting Middle East experts to call the delisting a colossal mistake.

In what officials portrayed as an effort to ease civilian suffering in the war-torn region, the U.S. State Department in February reversed a Trump-era decision to add the militia, also known as Ansarallah, to the United States’ list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations. The designation, accompanied by severe sanctions, kicked in only one day before Joe Biden was sworn in as president. The Houthis’ time on the list was short-lived, though, with the Biden team working swiftly to remove the group amid a flurry of other post-inauguration moves.

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Yemen's Houthi rebels ratcheted up their attacks on civilians in Saudi Arabia just days after the Biden administration removed the group from a terrorism blacklist, prompting Middle East experts to call the delisting a colossal mistake...
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