The Houthi Movement or the ‘Ansar Allah’ is a political armed movement that originated in northern Yemen in 1994. It was founded by leaders from the Houthi tribe and is backed by Iran. They control most of the northern Yemen and have been resisting the Saudi backed take-over by the supposedly internationally recognized Yemeni government. The Houthis have also been involved in launching missile and drone attacks against cities in Saudi Arabia. The US administration is to designate the movement as a foreign terror group.