Saada, Yemen
27 February 2024

The U.S., in coordination with the UK, sanctioned “the Deputy Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF)… as well as a Houthi group member”. The Treasury Department also designated “the owner and operator of a vessel used to ship Iranian commodities that were sold to support both the Houthis and the IRGC-QF”. In remarks to the Senate the same day, a senior U.S. diplomat asserted that “credible public reports suggest a significant number of Iranian and Lebanese Hizbollah operatives are supporting Houthi attacks from inside Yemen… I can’t imagine the Yemeni people want these Iranians in their country. This must stop”.

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