UPDATED 11:53 AM PT – Saturday, July 3, 2021
The Biden administration said they’ve grown increasingly concerned about the increase of violence in Yemen.
State Department Spokesman Ned Price said the U.S. is fed up with Houthi rebel attacks. He stated the department is worried about the increasing toll on life the attacks are having.
Houthi rebels have repeatedly attacked Marib, the last city not held by a rebel group, over the past month in a bid to take over the country. The U.S. and United Nations have called for a ceasefire, but it has seemed to fall on deaf ears.
“We are beyond fed up. We are horrified by the repeated attacks on Marib. We strongly condemn the Houthi missile attack on a residential neighborhood in Marib…it took civilian lives, including the life of a child,” said Price.
President Donald Trump declared the Houthis a terrorist group earlier this year. However, this was a decision quickly reversed by Joe Biden after the UN said such a designation could make famines in Yemen worse.