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Congressional Democrats and Republicans rebuke Trump admin over Houthi terror designation

The designation of Yemen's Houthi forces as a foreign terrorist organization has been met with criticism from both the House and the Senate.

Democratic and Republican leadership in Congress this week both criticized the Trump administration’s designation of Yemen’s Houthi rebels as terrorists.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Sunday that the Houthis would be labeled a foreign terrorist organization. Houthi forces are backed by Iran and are engaged in a civil war with Yemen’s internationally recognized and Saudi-backed government. The rebels have attacked Saudi Arabia, a strong US ally, several times in recent months.

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