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OFAC designates 2 Houthi militants

Earlier today, OFAC designated the following person: AL-GHAMARI, Muhammad Abd Al-Karim (a.k.a. AL-GHAMARI, Muhammad ‘Abd-al-Karim Ahmad Husayn; a.k.a. AL-GHOMMARI, Muhammad; a.k.a. GHOMMARI, Muhammad; a.k.a. “Sayyid Hashim”), Yemen; DOB 1979; alt. DOB 1984; POB Izla Dhaen, Wahha District, Hajjar Governorate, Yemen; nationality Yemen; Gender Male (individual) [YEMEN]. under the Yemen program, […]

Aussies play catch-up on terror, CAR, Yemen – plus make changes to autonomous Ukraine sanctions

Notice of Changes to the Consolidated List Autonomous Sanctions (Designated Persons and Entities and Declared Persons—Ukraine) Amendment (No. 1) Instrument 2021 Following registration of the Legislative Instruments made by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, DFAT has updated the Consolidated List. The Instrument can be found at: Security Council Committee established […]

March 3, 2021: SECO adds 1 to Yemen sanctions

Yesterday, Swiss authorities added: SSID: 85-44632 Foreign identifier: YEi.006 Name: Sultan Saleh Aida Aida Zabin Justification: a) Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Sanaa b) Sultan Saleh Aida Aida Zabin was designated for sanctions on 25 February 2021 pursuant to paragraphs 11 and 15 of resolution 2140 (2014) […]

All together now: OFAC makes updates in Cyber, Yemen, Ukraine/Russia & non-proliferation programs

Today, OFAC added the following persons: AL-HAMZI, Ahmad (Arabic: أحمد الحمزي) (a.k.a. AL-HAMZI, Ahmad ‘Ali; a.k.a. AL-HAMZI, Ahmad ‘Ali Ahsan; a.k.a. AL-HAMZI, Ahmed Ali; a.k.a. “AL-HAMZI, Muti’”), Yemen; DOB 1985; POB Sanaa al-Hamzat, Yemen; nationality Yemen; Gender Male; Commander of the Houthi Air Force (individual) [YEMEN].  AL-SA’ADI, Mansur (a.k.a. AL SAADI, […]

So we have press releases…

But no OFAC designations yet… Treasury: PRESS RELEASES Treasury Sanctions Key Military Leaders of the Ansarallah Militia in Yemen March 2, 2021 WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned two key militants of the Iranian-backed Ansarallah, sometimes referred to as the […]

February 16, 2021: OFAC revokes counter-terror General Licenses & related FAQs, updates and removes some counter terror & Yemen listings

On Tuesday, OFAC revoked Counter Terrorism General Licenses 9 (Official US Government Business), 10 (Official International Organization Activities), 11 (Support of NGO Activities in Yemen), 12 (Export/Re-export of Agricultural Commodities, Medicine, Medical Devices, Replacement Parts and Components or Software Updates) and 13 (Transactions involving Ansrallah). Along with that, FAQs 875, […]

Easy come, easy go?

Mr. Watchlist wonders why this couldn’t continue to be handled with General Licenses and Statements of Licensing Policy… Revocation of the Terrorist Designations of Ansarallah PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 12, 2021 Share Effective February 16, I am revoking the designations of Ansarallah, sometimes referred to […]