Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states are discussing the including of the Houthi group groups on the council’s joint list of terror, GCC Assistant Secretary-General for Security Affairs Hazza’a Al-Hajri told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper.
While media reports reported that Oman might have reservations on parts of this suggestion, an official with the Omani delegation participating in the preparatory meeting for the undersecretaries of GCC interior ministers refused to confirm or deny the report.
GCC interior ministers are set to hold a meeting on Tuesday in Riyadh to discuss security issues facing the growing security challenges in the region. The meeting will be chaired by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior.
According to informed sources, GCC states are currently working to prepare an electronic system for a joint list of terrorist organizations.