Today, Thursday, the US Treasury Department announced the imposition of new sanctions on a Houthi military commander.
Reuters reported that the US Treasury imposed sanctions on Houthi military leader Saleh Misfir al-Shaer; Appointed by the militia as a judicial guard.
The poet, who is close to the group’s leader, is one of the most prominent financial and economic leaders in the militia authority.
This comes hours after the United States of America announced the inclusion of the “Houthis”, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and other countries and groups on a list of new sanctions.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan were included in the sanctions list because of their participation in or condoned “systematic, ongoing and massive violations of religious freedom.”
Blinken included the Houthis, al-Shabab, Boko Haram, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, and ISIS as well as ISIS in the Greater Sahara, ISIS in West Africa, the Nasr al-Islam group and the Taliban in the list of Entities of Particular Concern.