Washington's Envoy to Yemen: Ansar Allah a Legitimate Party

The US special envoy to Yemen confirms that his country's administration recognizes the "Ansar Allah" movement as a legitimate movement in Yemen and calls for pressure on the movement to stop its attack in Ma'rib.

  • US Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking.
    US Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking.

Today, Thursday, the US special envoy to Yemen, Tim Lenderking, said that his country "recognizes" the "Ansar Allah" movement as a legitimate party in Yemen.

During a discussion organized by the National Council on American-Arab Relations, Lenderking called on the international community to "pressure Ansar Allah to stop the offensive operations in Marib."

The US envoy had warned, earlier today, Thursday, that "the humanitarian programs in Yemen will stop unless contributions are increased in the next few months."

It is noteworthy that last February, the United States rescinded designating former President Donald Trump to designate the Yemeni "Ansar Allah" movement as a "terrorist organization."

President Joe Biden also announced last February that his administration would end the war on Yemen, stressing the cessation of all support for offensive operations on Yemeni soil.