Many of the Yemeni people, who are not aware of the hidden agenda of the US policy in Yemen and the region, were surprised and shocked by the Trump administration’s decision declared shortly before the end of its term, designating Ansar Allah as an international terrorist group. With this decision, the Trump administration concludes its leading role in the war on Yemen, its land and people.
The Yemeni people, as a whole, know closely and clearly the role of Ansar Allah in defeating the terrorist groups, as named by the American administration, Al-Qaeda and ISIS, which had spread in all governorates and cities of the Republic of Yemen. These groups spread also in the Capital, Sana’a, after they had taken control of a number of its neighborhoods and carried out dozens of manslaughters and incursions that hit the top of the Yemeni military force (Headquarters of the Ministry of Defense, military camps, and the Interior Ministry). They were moving around freely and comfortably in different areas, preventing State authorities forcibly from entering in to the areas controlled by them.
Sana’a government, led by Ansar Allah group, has taken upon itself the task of cleansing Yemen of those groups and has made many sacrifices and bloodshed in all the cities under its control, which constitutes more than 80% of the Yemeni people (30 million people). As the world witnessed, the government could expel all these formations, despite the fact that the US statements have always estimated the period necessary to cleanse these groups would be several years, with the participation of the countries of the coalition of war on terror.
However, as Yemen and its political leadership are fully aware of the danger and malicious agenda of these groups, the army forces, popular committees, tribes and citizens all joined together to fight and chase these groups, and they succeeded in their mission within a few months.
Instead of rewarding the army and people for that achievement, the Trump administration, in contravention of the rules of international law and global moral principles in confronting these groups, classified the Yemeni army and people as a terrorist group under the name of Ansar Allah, which represents the army, popular committees, security forces and the intelligence, thanks to which Yemen has become safe and terrorist-free for the first time since Al-Qaeda was manufactured as a terrorist group in Afghanistan. The government of Sana’a and Ansar Allah group runs the state through civil institutions and democratic participation, unlike what is happening in the remaining areas under the control and occupation of the countries of war coalition against Yemen who share camps with Al-Qaeda and ISIS in fighting Sana’a government with the support and participation of the Trump administration.