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God, we pray against the actions of the Houthis in the Red Sea. May this new designation spur action. Bring justice to the Houthis and to those they've attacked.
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Trump had designated the Houthis as terrorists, a controversial move that the Biden administration immediately reversed. Now Blinken is reversing his previous reversal.

From Fox News. President Biden will redesignate Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis as a terrorist group — three years after removing them from the Foreign Terrorist Organizations list — in response to repeated attacks on shipping vessels in the Red Sea.

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The Houthis will be placed on the Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) list, which will trigger sanctions designed to prevent further attacks on global trade in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, according to senior administration officials. …

The decision comes as the Houthis have launched dozens of attacks on commercial ships in the Red Sea. The group said the attacks are in response to Israel’s military campaign against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. …

The terrorist designation is set to take effect in 30 days. Officials emphasized that commercial shipments of food, medicine and fuel into Yemeni ports will be exempted so as not to deny humanitarian aid to the Yemeni people amid the civil war between the Houthis and the country’s internationally recognized, Saudi-backed government. …

Secretary of State Antony Blinken delisted the Houthis as both a foreign terrorist organization and as specially designated global terrorists in February 2021 as the Biden administration sought to make it easier to get humanitarian aid into Yemen. …

An SDGT designation will also freeze Houthi assets, but unlike the FTO designation, it will not impose immigration restrictions on members, according to the State Department. The SDGT sanctions also will not touch people and organizations who provide “material support” to the Houthis. …

According to officials, the SDGT designation is part of a “broader effort” to deter the Houthi attacks along with military action. …

What do you think of the Houthis? Share your prayers for the Red Sea area below.

(Excerpt from Fox News. Photo Credit: Henry Ridgwell (VOA) – Yemen Fighting Intensifies as Fears Grow of Sectarian Conflict, Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons)

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January 19, 2024

Lord. please wake up the leaders in our nation to call evil- evil. Bring them to salvation by your Holy Spirit.


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