US launches new round of sanctions targeting terrorism financing

(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (KUNA) -- The Trump administration on Wednesday announced new sanctions against eight Yemenis and a business affiliated with the so-called Islamic State and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

The Treasury department is imposing a new round of sanctions targeting terrorist financing networks in Iraq, Syria and Yemen. It is the first coordinated action taken with the newly-formed Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC) co-chaired by Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other member states including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar.

The Treasury department said in a statement it had identified Yemeni nationals as terrorists or terrorist supporters, including Adil Abduh Fari Uthman al-Dhubhani, Radwan Muhammad Husayn Ali Qanan, Khalid al-Marfadi, Sayf Abdulrab Salem al-Hayashi, Abu Sulayman al-Adani, Nashwan al-Wali al-Yafi'i, Khalid Sa'id Ghabish al-Ubaydi and Bilal Ali Muhammad al-Wafi.

The sanctions also included Al Khayr Supermarket, which is owned by one of the individuals being sanctioned.

"As a result of the sanctions, all property and interests in property of these persons subject to US jurisdiction are blocked, and US persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.

In addition, all TFTC Member States also designated Nayif Salih Salim al-Qaysi, Abd al-Wahhab Muhammad Abd al-Rahman al-Humayqani, Hashim Muhsin Aydarus al-Hamid, and Yemeni Rahmah Charitable Organization, all of whom were previously designated (under the sanctions)," the Treasury department statement said. (end) hy.hb


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