The US employees “are in addition to the UN employees who are detained,” the State Department official told Al Arabiya English.
The Iran-backed Houthis have yet to release the remaining Yemeni detainees employed by the US government, a State Department official said Friday.
Meanwhile, the United Nations has slammed the group for its detention of locally employed staff and its breach of the US Embassy in Sanaa.
“The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the very recent and ongoing seizure of and intrusion into the compound formerly used as the US Embassy in Sana’a, Yemen, by the Houthis, during which dozens of local employees were detained,” the Security Council said in a statement on Thursday.
NEWSRAEL: Why this matters
We should note 2 issues here:
1) It took days for this story to come to light. The MSM did not report on this at first, probably because of note #2:
2) Remember that Biden, in his obsession to erase anything that President Donald Trump did - removed the Houthis from the list of terror organizations.
Will the Biden Administration admit their mistake, or will they continue to allow the Houthis to act freely?