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UN Security Council extends sanctions against Yemen’s Ansarullah

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Houthi fighters ride a patrol truck in Sana'a, Yemen, on March 25, 2015. (Reuters photo)

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has extended for one year its sanctions against Yemen’s Ansarullah movement amid unabated Saudi aggression on the impoverished country.

The Security Council on Wednesday extended its sanctions on Ansarullah movement and the former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, until February 26, 2017.

The UNSC also extended the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the committee charged with overseeing those measures until March 27, 2017.

The UN Security Council passed a resolution last year targeting the Houthi Ansarullah movement in Yemen.

The council’s imposed sanctions include an arms embargo, asset freezes and travel bans against Abdul Malik al-Houthi, the leader of the movement, Yemen’s former dictator, Ali Abdullah Saleh, and his son Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Two senior Ansarullah leaders, Abdul Khaliq al-Houthi and Abdullah Yahya al-Hakim were also blacklisted by the UNSC.


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