WASHINGTON (HRNW) – The United States on Wednesday demanded that Yemen s Huthi rebels end attacks following a drone strike that came days after President Joe Biden moved to end its designation as a terrorist group.
“There is no military solution to the war in Yemen. We again urge the Huthis to immediately stop these aggressive acts,” State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters.
Price called on the Huthis to “demonstrate a true commitment to constructively engage in peace negotiations,” noting that the new US envoy on Yemen, Tim Lenderking, was visiting Saudi Arabia.
Price indicated that the Biden administration did not intend to reconsider removing the Huthis from the terrorist blacklist — a last-minute decision by Donald Trump s administration that aid groups said would jeopardize humanitarian work.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken s “intent to revoke this designation has absolutely nothing to do with the reprehensible conduct of the Huthis,” Price said.