Iran Slams US For Blacklisting Yemen’s Houthis


Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani strongly condemned the US government’s decision to once again designate Yemen’s popular Ansarallah movement, commonly referred as the Houthis, as a “terrorist” organization. 

Kanaani said this action by the US reflects its “persistent unwillingness to rectify misguided and destructive policies in the region”.

“The Ansarallah movement being designated as terrorist by the US highlights once again their (Washington’s) reluctance to correct misguided policies in the region,” stated the spokesperson.

Kanaani condemned the US government’s inclusion of Ansarallah in the list of “terrorist” organizations, describing it as a provocative act aligned with Washington’s support for the Zionist regime’s atrocities against the children of the Gaza Strip.

“Ansarallah and the people of Yemen face US anger solely due to their support for the oppressed people of Palestine,” he emphasized.

The spokesman expressed confidence that the non-constructive action taken by the US would not impact the determination of the Yemeni people to stand in solidarity with the oppressed in Gaza.

Describing the US’ unwavering support for the Israeli regime as the most destabilizing factor in the West Asia region, he urged Washington to reconsider its stance, stating, “If the US genuinely cares about stability and security in the region, it should refrain from supporting the war crimes and genocide of the Zionist regime in Gaza.”

Questioning the moral legitimacy of the US government, Kanaani argued that it lacks the authority to judge others. “The US government must be held accountable globally as a supporter of the war crimes of the terrorist Zionist regime.

“The US government remains part of the problems and instabilities in the region by refusing to rectify its misguided and destructive policies.” 

The national security advisor to the White House, Jake Sullivan, on Wednesday announced the designation of Houthis, also known as Ansarallah, as a global terrorist group. 

Tasnim News Agency

Tasnim News Agency, which claims to be a private news agency in Iran but is reported be close to the IRGC, was launched in 2012. Its purpose is to cover a variety of political, social, economic and international subjects along with other fields.

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