On Tuesday, it was announced that 19 Yemeni individuals and entities were added by Saudi Arabia to its terrorist list.
While some of them are associated and cooperating with the Al-Qaeda terrorist group and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, according to the kingdom’s Presidency of State Security, the eight Yemenis and 11 entities were listed for their involvement in facilitating the financial activities of Yemen’s Houthi rebel group.
In a statement, it was said that the motion involves “freezing all assets belonging to the names of designated individuals and entities and prohibiting dealing with them or for their benefit.”
In addition to facilitating the smuggling of money and oil, Riyadh also accuses these individuals and entities of providing weapons to the Houthis.
It “will continue to work to stop the influence of the terrorist Houthi militia and to target the most prominent individuals and entities who provide them with financial support and cause violence,” the Presidency of State Security said.
This is the second move of its kind in a week.
16 individuals and entities were added to the terrorist lists of Saudi Arabia, the rest of the Gulf states, and the US on June 7, some of whom are linked to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Daesh/ISIS and the Boko Haram terrorist group in Nigeria.