YEMEN – Why Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi movement should be designated as a terrorist group (Baraa Shiban, Al Arabiya)

On November 16, Foreign Policy magazine reported that the Trump administration is planning to designate the Iran-backed Houthi militia as a terrorist organization.

Writers and commentators covering Yemen rushed to warn against the move, saying it would cause chaos, risk killing the political process, and devastate the humanitarian and commercial sectors in Yemen.