Tue. Jul 16th, 2024
Targeting Qods Force Deputy Commander and Houthi-Affiliated Supporters

The United States is today designating the Deputy Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF), a Houthi-affiliated operative who has supported the Houthis’ aggressive actions, and the owner and operator of a vessel used to ship Iranian commodities in support of both the Houthis and IRGC-QF.

We are taking this action in coordination with the United Kingdom through our bilateral partnership in the global fight against terrorism.  This action follows the recent U.S. designation of Ansarallah (commonly known as the Houthis) as a Specifically Designated Global Terrorist due to its unprecedented attacks on international maritime commerce in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.

Separately, the United States is designating two additional companies that own and operate a vessel involved in shipping over $100 million in Iranian commodities on behalf of Iran’s Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL).  MODAFL continues to facilitate the delivery of Iranian weapons, most notably unmanned aerial vehicles, to Russia in support of its war of aggression in Ukraine and to Iran-aligned militia groups in the Middle East.

The United States and its allies remain committed to countering terrorist financing and will continue to use all available means to disrupt Houthi attacks on international shipping in the region.

The Department of the Treasury designations were taken pursuant to Executive Order 13224, as amended. For more information on today’s action, see Treasury’s press release and press release.

Official news published at https://www.state.gov/targeting-qods-force-deputy-commander-and-houthi-affiliated-supporters/

originally published at Politics - JISIP NEWS