International moves to designate Houthis as terrorist grop
2/7/2017 11:19:00 PM
The Yemeni Ambassador to the United Nations Khalid al-Yamani has said that there is international moves aiming to designate the Houthis as a terrorist group.
Al-Yamani stressed that the Yemeni government will provide a legal memo to the United Nations to ask it to take measures against Iran and its proxies the region, pointing out that they commit crimes against the Yemeni people and jeopardize the international navigation.
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states are discussing the inclusion of the Houthi group groups on the council’s joint list of terror, GCC Assistant Secretary-General for Security Affairs Hazza’a Al-Hajri told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper.
While media outlines reported that Oman might have reservations on parts of this suggestion, an official with the Omani delegation participating in the preparatory meeting for the undersecretaries of GCC interior ministers refused to confirm or deny the report.
GCC interior ministers are set to hold a meeting on Tuesday in Riyadh to discuss security issues facing the growing security challenges in the region. The meeting will be chaired by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior.
According to informed sources, GCC states are currently working to prepare an electronic system for a joint list of terrorist organizations.