After Urgent Calls from Moskowitz, Biden Administration Redesignates Yemen’s Houthis as a Terrorist Group after Red Sea Shipping Attacks

Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC – After a two-month bipartisan call from Congressman Jared Moskowitz (D-Florida), the Biden Administration has redesignated the Houthis (an Iranian-backed terrorist group) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. This urgent call from Moskowitz came well before the terrorist organization began increasing its attacks against U.S. and foreign ships in the Red Sea with missiles and drones.

The Houthis are a terrorist organization that does the bidding of the Iranian Regime in the Red Sea. Even though some view them as a “political organization” in Yemen, the Houthi’s only real purpose is to serve as an agitator for the Iranian regime – which seeks to cause unrest in the Middle East.

“There’s no other way to put it – the Houthis are a terrorist proxy for the Iranian Regime. This redesignation of the Houthis as a terrorist organization is an encouraging step forward as America works to cut off assistance to Iran-backed terrorists,” said Moskowitz. “As this conflict in the region intensifies, the Biden Administration must use every tool available to ensure that the utilization of U.S. military assets remains a last resort.”

On November 7, 2023, Moskowitz and Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Florida) led a bipartisan letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging the Houthis to be re-designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. 


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