Yemen Parliament officially declares US, UK, Israel as 'global terrorists'

Members of Yemen's Parliament, in their deliberations, emphasised the need to hold the Israeli occupation entity, along with the US and British regimes, accountable for their actions.

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New Delhi: Yemen's Parliament issued a robust statement, countering the recent US designation of Ansarallah as a terrorist organisation by demanding the placement of the US, the UK, and Israel at the 'top of the global terrorism list.' The parliamentary discussions highlighted the perceived irony in the US designating its adversaries as terrorists while asserting its role as the "head of evil and terrorism worldwide." 

Meanwhile, the Yemeni Parliament passed the demand with a majority vote for the motion and officially declared the US, the UK and Israel as global terrorists.

Yemen Parliament's stance: US, UK, Israel accused of global terrorism

Members of Yemen's Parliament, in their deliberations, emphasised the need to hold the Israeli occupation entity, along with the US and British regimes, accountable for their actions. The statement expressed the belief that these nations should bear the consequences of their perceived wrongdoings, particularly the alleged crimes of genocide committed against the Palestinian people.

Abdul Malik al-Houthi, leader of Ansarallah, condemned the US decision to reclassify his movement as a terrorist organisation. He dismissed the significance of American attacks and classifications, portraying them as actions taken solely to defend Israel's alleged crimes.

Escalation in Red Sea: Ansarallah targets Israeli-linked ships

In response to Israel's bombing campaign in Gaza, which resulted in the deaths of around 25,000 Palestinians, Yemen's Ansarallah-led armed forces initiated actions targeting Israeli-linked ships in the strategically vital Bab al-Mandeb strait of the Red Sea. While commercial ships and non-Israeli-linked vessels continued operations, the Parliament reiterated Sanaa's commitment to maritime security, stressing that their targeting was confined to Israeli ships or those heading to occupied Palestinian ports.

US, UK bombing campaign escalates tensions

Despite Yemen's efforts, the situation intensified with the commencement of a US and UK bombing campaign on Yemen on January 12. The campaign, aimed at degrading the military capabilities of the Houthis, raised concerns about the safety of maritime shipping and travel through the Red Sea. US officials, cited by the Washington Post on January 20, indicated that the bombing campaign on Yemen, one of the world's poorest countries, would continue indefinitely.

Diplomatic insights on the campaign

According to officials quoted by the Washington Post, there is no specified end date for the bombing campaign, and estimates on when the Yemenis' military capability will be adequately diminished remain elusive. The objectives, as outlined by a diplomat closely involved, revolve around degrading the Houthis' ability to launch attacks and targeting infrastructure that supports such capabilities. However, there is a clear reluctance for a full-scale invasion of Yemen.