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US announces new sanctions against Iran-backed network supports Houthis

World echo condemnation to Houthis attacks against Saudi Arabia

 US Treasury Department on Wednesday sanctions against members of an international network that it said was run by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force to fund the Houthis in their attacks against the Yemeni government and neighboring countries.

According to a statement from the Treasury Department, the network, led by the Quds Force and a Houthi financier named Saeed Al-Jamal, has transferred tens of millions of dollars to Yemen through a complex international network of mediators to support Houthi attacks despite continued international calls for peace.

“The Houthis continue their destructive campaign inside Yemen, firing ballistic missiles and drones at civilian targets in neighboring countries, resulting in civilian casualties,” US Treasury Department said.

“The measures that were taken today were done in close consultation and collaboration with regional Gulf partners,” it added.

Despite requests to stop this tragic conflict via negotiations, Houthi leaders continue to unleash missile and drone assaults on Yemen’s neighbors, murdering innocent civilians, while millions of Yemenis remain displaced and hungry, according to US Treasury Department.

“We will continue to engage with our regional allies to act strongly against those who seek to prolong this war for personal gain,” US Treasury Department said.

It added that the “Houthi” leaders must quit their violent campaign and talk in good faith to resolve the crisis.

On June 10, 2021, the US identified Al-Jamal and his network members for their role in selling commodities such as oil to pay the Houthis.

According to the statement, “Said El-Gamal manages a network of companies and ships that smuggle fuel, petroleum products, and other commodities to clients throughout the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.”

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