Another U.S. Embarrassment in Yemen

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In its early days in office the Biden Administration removed the Houthi rebels of Yemen from the list of foreign terrorist organizations and withdrew weapons support for the Saudi-led coalition aiding Yemen’s government. How are those goodwill gestures working out?

The Iran-backed Houthis recently breached the compound that once housed the U.S. Embassy and have detained Yemeni employees of the American government. “We are extremely concerned by reports of detentions of some of our local Yemeni employees in Sanaa,” a State Department spokesman said this week. “We call for their immediate release.”