The United States said it has designated Saleh Misfir al-Shaer, the leader of the Houthi-controlled military logistics organization, on its sanctions list for his involvement in actions that directly or indirectly threaten peace, security, or stability in Yemen, according to Executive Order 13611.
And she indicated in a statement published by the US embassy in Yemen, that this procedure follows the United Nations by including the Yemen Sanctions Committee of the Security Council, Al-Shaer on November 9, 2021.
The statement said that al-Shaer heads the Houthis’ “judicial guard” and is a key figure in the Houthis’ efforts to seize assets from the opposition.
The so-called “Specialized Criminal Court” of the Houthis in Sana’a appointed al-Shaer the “judicial guard” over these funds and assets.
Al Shaer Partners allocated more than half of the revenue from many hospitals in Sana’a, exacerbating the acute health crisis in Yemen.
Al-Shaer also holds the position of a senior officer and commander of the logistical support authority for Houthi forces, and has helped the Houthis obtain smuggled weapons.
The United States stressed that this action is a message to the Yemeni people that it stands with them, and we will not hesitate to target those who perpetuate the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and seek to benefit from the suffering of the Yemeni people.