DUBAI: The US was right to designate the Houthi militia as a terrorist group the respondents to an Arab News Twitter poll said.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that the US planned to blacklist the Iran-backed group this month and place a number of its leaders on terror lists.
And an overwhelming 84.5 percent of the 627 who voted in the Arab News poll said they agreed with the decision.
The Secretary General of the GCC Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf described America’s move as “a necessary step that is consistent with the demands of the Yemeni government [which wants] to put an end to violations that these militias carry out against the brotherly people of Yemen.”
And Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the move would help the Yemeni people, improve international security and neutralize the Houthi threat.
The Houthis have been accused of a number of war crimes, including targeting civilian areas of Saudi Arabia in armed drone attacks and recruiting children to fight on the frontline.
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