The United States is continuing to take action to hold the Houthis accountable for their illegal and reckless attacks on vessels in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.  Today, the United States is, jointly with the United Kingdom, imposing sanctions on four military officials of Ansarallah, commonly known as the Houthis, who have supported the Houthis’ recent attacks.

The Houthis’ terrorist attacks on merchant vessels and their civilian crews in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden have disrupted international supply chains and infringed on navigational rights and freedoms.  The United States is committed to safeguarding international commercial trade and taking action alongside our allies and partners safeguard the safety of these critical waterways.

On January 17, the U.S. Department of State announced the designation of Ansarallah as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT), effective February 16, 2024.  The Department of the Treasury action was taken pursuant to Executive Order 13224, as amended.  For more information on this designation, see Treasury’s press release.

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