Blinken: Taking 'very close' look at Houthi designation

"It's vitally important even in the midst of this crisis that we do everything we can to get humanitarian assistance to the people of Yemen, who are in desperate need," Blinken told reporters on his first full day in office.

On Monday, the United States approved all transactions involving Yemen's Houthi movement for the next month as Washington reviews the Trump administration's designation of the Iran-aligned group.