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Biden to Remove Yemen’s Ansarullah from Terror List
By Staff, Agencies
The US announced that it is heading towards delisting Yemen's Ansarullah group as a terrorist organization, removing a block that humanitarian groups said jeopardized crucial aid.
The grinding six-year Saudi aggression in Yemen has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions, triggering what the United Nations calls the world's worst humanitarian disaster.
A State Department spokesperson said Friday they had "formally notified Congress" of Secretary of State Antony Blinken's intent to revoke the terrorist designations.
The move, which will take effect shortly, comes a day after Biden announced an end to US support for the Saudi-led offensive operations in Yemen.
"Our action is due entirely to the humanitarian consequences of this last-minute designation from the prior administration," they said.
Blinken's predecessor Mike Pompeo announced the designation days before leaving office last month.
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