OFAC: FOREIGN INTERFERENCE IN US ELECTION AND YEMEN SANCTIONS – DESIGNATIONS AND DESIGNATIONS UPDATES

On 18 November, OFAC advised a number of new designations – 5 Iranian and 1 Yemeni nationals, plus 1 new Iranian entity – EMENNET PASARGAD (aka IMANNET PASARGAD).  3 existing Yemen-related and 1 Iran-related designated individuals have seen their details amended.  One of those designated is a senior Houthi military officer Saleh Mesfer Alshaer, commander of the Houthi-controlled military logistics support organization, whom Houthi-controlled courts have designated as the “judicial custodian” of assets confiscated from opponents of the Houthis.  Alshaer has overseen the Houthis’ seizure of property in Yemen valued at greater than $100 million, using a variety of unlawful tactics, including extortion.   The Iranian listings involve 6 Iranian individuals and an Iranian entity for attempting to influence the 2020 US presidential election.  

https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/recent-actions/20211118

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0495

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0494

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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