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Who is Yusuf Al-Madani? According to the UN…


In accordance with section 5(g) of its Guidelines, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2140 makes accessible a narrative summary of reasons for the listing for individuals, groups, undertakings and entities included in its sanctions list.YEi.009Yusuf Al-MadaniDate on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 9 November 2021Date(s) on which the narrative summary was updated: 9 November 2021Reason for listing: 

Yusuf Al-Madani was listed on 9 Nov. 2021 pursuant to paragraphs 11 and 15 of resolution 2140 (2014) and paragraph 14 of resolution 2216 (2015), as meeting the designation criteria set out in paragraph 17 of resolution 2140 (2014).
Yusuf Al-Madani has engaged in acts and provided support for acts that threaten the peace, security and stability of Yemen.
 Additional information: 

Al-Madani is listed for his involvement in and leadership of Houthi military campaigns that threaten the peace, security, and stability of Yemen thereby meeting the criteria for designation as laid out in Paragraph 17 of Resolution 2140 (2014). Al-Madani is a prominent leader of Houthi forces and is the commander of forces in Hudaydah, Hajjah, Al Mahwit, and Raymah, Yemen. As of 2021, Al-Madani was assigned to the offensive targeting Marib. Persistent Houthi repositioning and other violations of the ceasefire provisions of the Hudaydah Agreement have destabilized a city that serves as a critical thoroughfare for humanitarian and essential commercial commodities. Additionally, there are regular reports of Houthi attacks impacting civilians and civilian infrastructure in and around Hudaydah, further exacerbating the situation for Yemenis facing some of the highest levels of humanitarian need in the country.

– Al Masda (Arabic)- “Houthis Appoint Acting Defense, Interior Ministers, Members of Supreme Security Committee” ( [accessed on 19/Oct/21]

– Saba (Arabic)- Report Says Head of Al-Huthi Supreme Political Council Visits Navy Missiles Exhibition ( [accessed on 19/Oct/21]

– Aden Al Hadath (Arabic) -‘Dissident Figure’ Says ‘Abd-al-Malik Al-Huthi Has Leukemia, Identifies ‘Likely Successor’ ( [accessed on 19/Oct/21]

-Mohammad Ali al-Houthi’s Twitter account- On 2 February, 2018, Al Huthi posted a picture with himself and Yusuf Al-Madani. The Twitter posts translates roughly to “sitting with live martyr Abu Hussein yesterday” (Abu Hussein is Yusuf Al-Madani’s nickname). 

-Al Jazeera- “Recordings: Houthi leaders planned general’s killing” (…) [accessed on 19/Oct/21]


Narrative Summary

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