Iran-backed Houthi militia commit human rights violations, Eli Cohanim says

Eli Cohanim Former US at the State Department
Eli Cohanim, Former U.S. at the State Department speaks at virtual seminar, organized by the Yemeni Coalition for independent Women

Eli Cohanim, Deputy Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism at the United States Department of State, confirmed on Sunday that Iran-backed Houthi militia are committing human rights violations against civilians, children, and women in Yemen. Eli Cohanim

This came during a virtual seminar, organized by the Yemeni Coalition for independent Women, under the title of “Houthi’s Holocaust against the Children of Yemen and its Continuous Escalation on Marib in the Light of Peace Initiatives”.

Moreover, Cohanim said that she stands by the Yemenis in their suffering, stressing that former U.S. President Trump’s administration classified the Houthis as a terrorist organization after a serious review of their behavior, however, Biden canceled this classification.

In addition, she attributed the decision to remove Houthis from the terrorist list to the fact that Biden’s administration was seeking to contain the Iranian regime at the expense of this action. Eli Cohanim