We welcome the announcement that the United States intends to revoke the designations of the Houthi movement (who call themselves Ansarallah) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization and Specially Designated Global Terrorist. The revocation will provide profound relief to millions of Yemenis who rely on humanitarian assistance and commercial imports to meet their basic survival needs. It will help ensure that much-needed essential goods reach them without significant delays. At a time when Yemen is at significant risk of famine, maintaining commercial imports and humanitarian assistance in adequate quantities is essential.
We hope this positive development will contribute to UN efforts to resume a Yemeni-led and Yemeni-owned political process to reach an inclusive, negotiated settlement to the conflict.
Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General