US Re-designates Houthis in Yemen as Terrorist, Vows More Sanctions

The United States on Wednesday put Iran-backed Houthi militias back on its list of specially designated global terrorists, piling financial sanctions on top of American military strikes in the Biden administration latest attempt to stop the militants attacks on global shipping.

Officials said they would design the financial penalties to minimize harm to Yemen 32 million people, who are among the world poorest and hungriest after years of war.

The sanctions that come with the formal designations are meant to sever violent extremist groups from their sources of financing.