U.S. Treasury Targets Iranian Individuals Providing Ballistic Missile Support to Yemen's Houthis

(U.S. Treasury) The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated five Iranian individuals who have provided ballistic missile-related technical expertise to Yemen's Houthis, and who have transferred weapons not seen in Yemen prior to the current conflict, on behalf of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF). These sanctions follow the United Nations Panel of Experts' affirmation in late January that missiles and other military equipment employed by the Houthis against Saudi Arabia were Iranian-origin. The Houthis launched missiles at Riyadh as recently as May 9, while previous targets have included Saudi Arabia's King Khalid International Airport and a U.S. Navy ship operating in international waters.

2018-05-28 00:00:00

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