They defy the United States the Houthis. Yemeni rebels were re-designated by the US as terrorist grouphowever, they themselves replied that this would not stop their attacks.

As Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdulsalam told Reuters, Washington’s decision it will not affect their businesses aimed at preventing Israeli or Israel-bound ships from crossing the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea and the Bab el-Madeb Strait.

The Biden administration on Wednesday reinstated pro-Iranian Shiite rebels to a list of terrorist groups, in the latest US effort to block Houthi forces from attacking international shipping in protest of Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza. The barrage of attacks has caused serious problems in global trade.

However, it is noted that Washington promises the rebels that it will “immediately” review the designation if they stop the attacks.