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U.S. exposes Houthi arms supply network

Jun 17, 2024

On June 17, the U.S. Treasury Department announced sanctions against two individuals and five legal entities that facilitated the purchase of weapons for Houthi rebels in Yemen, who have been attacking commercial vessels in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden since last year.

This is stated in a statement by the US Treasury Department.

The new US restrictions include individuals associated with the Houthis in China and Oman who sold them weapons through shell companies.


Also on the sanctions list is the Cameroon-flagged OTARIA, operated by a company from the United Arab Emirates and captained by Vyacheslav Salyga, which transported tens of millions of dollars worth of cargo to the Houthis in late May.

"The Houthis' continuous, indiscriminate, and reckless attacks on unarmed commercial vessels have been made possible by access to key components needed to manufacture their missiles and drones," said U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Brian Nelson.

Author - Olena Madiak, 17/06/2024

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