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Imposing Further Sanctions on Houthi Financial Facilitators 
The Great Seal of the United States - Statement by Spokesperson Matthew Miller

Iran’s financial support to the Houthis has fueled their unrelenting attacks on global commerce in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. 

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January 16, 2024

U.S. Department of State 

Imposing Further Sanctions on Houthi Financial Facilitators 

PRESS STATEMENT 

MATTHEW MILLER, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON 

JANUARY 12, 2024 

Iran’s financial support to the Houthis has fueled their unrelenting attacks on global commerce in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.  The United States is today designating two additional companies that have been involved in the shipment of Iranian commodities in support of the Iran-based, Houthi financial facilitator Sa’id al-Jamal and his network.  We are also identifying four vessels as blocked property in which these companies have an interest. 

The United States will continue to counter illicit Iranian financial support to the Houthis.  Along with our allies and partners, the United States will take available measures to hinder the destabilizing activities of the Houthis that threaten navigational rights and freedoms and global maritime trade. 

The Department of the Treasury action was taken pursuant toExecutive Order 13224, as amended.  For more information on this designation, see Treasury’s press release.