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As one of its final foreign policy acts in office, the Trump administration could take a step that would push millions of people in into starvation and prolong that country’s civil war. And President-elect would find it extremely difficult to reverse.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is considering designating the Houthis, the Yemeni militia that rules over the vast majority of the country’s population, as a terrorist organization. The move would fit the Trump administration’s strategy to weaken Iran, which supports the Houthis, and would thrill Iranian adversaries like Saudi Arabia.
It would also be devastating for Yemenis. It would make it far more costly and difficult to get crucial supplies