December 9, 2022

US Sanctions Smugglers Generating Millions of Dollars for Yemen’s Houthi Movement | Voice of America

The U.S. imposed sanctions Thursday on “members of a smuggling network” that generate millions of dollars for the Iranian-affiliated Houthi movement in Yemen. 

The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned individuals from Yemen, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, Somalia and India. Also sanctioned were entities in Dubai, Istanbul and the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital of Sanaa. 

“This network generates tens of millions of dollars in revenue from the sale of commodities, like Iranian petroleum, a significant portion of which is then directed through a complex network of intermediaries and exchange houses in multiple countries to the Houthis,” the Treasury Department said in a statement. 

The agency also said the sanctions freeze any U.S. assets the individuals and entities hold and generally prohibit Americans from conducting business with them.   

“The United States will maintain pressure on Houthis to accept a ceasefire and engage in real talks to resolve the Yemen conflict,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Twitter. 

The conflict in Yemen began in 2014, when the Houthis seized the capital Sanaa and other cities in the country’s north. A Saudi-led coalition intervened in 2015 to support the internationally recognized government of Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansur Hadi. 
 

in U.S.
Related Posts

Kentucky to Allow College Athletes to Earn Off Likeness | Voice of America

June 25, 2021

June 25, 2021

FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY – Kentucky’s governor signed an order Thursday allowing the state’s college athletes — including players on the nationally...

Putin Chafes at US, Criticizes Response to Capitol Attack | Voice of America

June 5, 2021

June 5, 2021

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday set a tough tone for his upcoming summit with U.S. President Joe...

US Completes Up to 25% of Afghan Withdrawal | Voice of America

May 25, 2021

May 25, 2021

The U.S. military estimates that it has completed up to a quarter of its pullout from Afghanistan.  “U.S. Central Command...

Oregon State Legislature Removes Republican Lawmaker for Helping Protesters Breach Capitol | Voice of America

June 11, 2021

June 11, 2021

The legislature in the western U.S. state of Oregon Thursday voted 59-1 to remove a Republican lawmaker from office for...

Veterans Mark D-Day with Small Crowds, Big Heart | Voice of America

June 6, 2021

June 6, 2021

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, FRANCE – When the sun rises over Omaha Beach, revealing vast stretches of wet sand extending toward distant cliffs,...

George Floyd’s Family Holds Rally Marking One Year Since His Death | Voice of America

May 24, 2021

May 24, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – Members of George Floyd’s family, and others who lost loved ones to police encounters, joined activists and...

Meat Producer JBS Back Online After Cyberattack | Voice of America

June 2, 2021

June 2, 2021

Meatpacking giant JBS says it has made “significant progress” in resolving a cyberattack that affected its operations in North America...

11 Bodies Recovered, 150 Missing from Wreckage of Miami Building | Voice of America

June 29, 2021

June 29, 2021

Two additional bodies were recovered from the wreckage of a 12-story oceanfront apartment building that partially collapsed last week in...

Case Files From 1964 US Civil Rights Worker Killings Made Public | Voice of America

June 27, 2021

June 27, 2021

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI – Never before seen case files, photographs and other records documenting the investigation into the slayings of three...

Biden Says Will Stand with European Allies Ahead of Putin Summit  | Voice of America

June 6, 2021

June 6, 2021

WASHINGTON – The United States will stand with its European allies against Russia, President Joe Biden has promised ahead of...

Workers Begin Removing Confederate General’s Remains from Tennessee Park | Voice of America

June 1, 2021

June 1, 2021

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE – Workers arrived at a Tennessee park Tuesday to begin the process of digging up the remains of...

California Shooting Victims Remembered as Loving, Kind-hearted, Heroic | Voice of America

May 28, 2021

May 28, 2021

The nine people who were killed in a shooting at a California rail yard were remembered by their families, colleagues...

US Government Finds No Evidence Aerial Sightings Were Alien Spacecraft – NYT | Voice of America

June 5, 2021

June 5, 2021

U.S. intelligence officials found no evidence that unidentified aerial phenomena observed by Navy aviators in recent years were alien spacecraft,...

US Donates 4.8 Million Vaccines to 4 African Nations

October 28, 2021

October 28, 2021

THE WHITE HOUSE —  The United States is sending more than 4.8 million coronavirus vaccine doses to four African nations,...

Putin Dismisses US Claims of Russian Cyberattacks | Voice of America

June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021

WASHINGTON – Russian President Vladimir Putin is sharply dismissing U.S. claims that Moscow and Russian hackers are carrying out debilitating...