Yesterday, Thursday, the United States of America announced imposing sanctions on 4 entities and a number of individuals, for their involvement in business and relations related to Iran.
And the US Treasury said in a statement on its website, that among those on whom the sanctions were imposed are two Yemenis, two Syrians and an Emirati with British, Somali and Indian citizenship.
It also imposed sanctions on 4 entities based in Dubai, Istanbul and the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, which is controlled by the Iranian-backed Yemeni Houthi group.
The US Treasury attributed its decision to the fact that these people are “members of a smuggling network that generates tens of millions of dollars, from the proceeds of selling commodities, including Iranian oil.”
She added that the network “directs a large part of this money to the Houthis, through a complex network of intermediaries and exchange offices in multiple countries,” adding that the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has lifted sanctions against 3 former Iranian government officials and two companies.
The ministry indicated that the lifting of these sanctions “came after verifying that the sanctioned parties changed their behaviour.”
It is reported that a month ago, the US Treasury imposed sanctions on seven Lebanese citizens linked to the terrorist Hezbollah, and classified them as “global terrorists.”