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Saudi welcomes US labelling Yemen rebels 'terrorists'

Saudi said the move was in line with the calls of Yemen's legitimate government [Getty]

Date of publication: 11 January, 2021

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Saudi Arabia, who leads a military coalition supporting the government against Houthi rebels, said it welcomed the US decision to label the Iran-backed group as a terrorist organisation.

Saudi Arabia welcomed on Monday the United States' decision to designate Iran-backed Huthi rebels in Yemen as terrorists, as it continues to lead a military coalition supporting the government against them.

"The foreign ministry welcomes the American administration's decision to designate the Huthi militia as a terrorist organisation," reported the official Saudi Press Agency.

"It is in line with the legitimate Yemen government's calls to put an end to the activities of the militia supported by Iran." the ministry added.

Read more: Yemen's Houthis defiant as aid agencies fear US terror label

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