US sanctions reportedly funnel Iranian funds to Yemen’s Houthis According to Reuters

© Reuters. Newly recruited fighters who have joined the Houthi military forces to be deployed to fight in support of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip march during a parade in Sanaa, Yemen December 2, 2023. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In its latest response to Houthi attacks on shipping, the United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on individuals and three currency exchanges it accused of facilitating the flow of Iranian financial aid to the Yemeni movement.

The exchanges are based in Turkey and Yemen, the US Treasury Department said in a statement.

“Today’s action underscores our determination to curb the illicit flow of funds to the Houthis, who continue to carry out dangerous attacks on international shipping and risk further destabilizing the region,” Deputy Treasury Secretary Brian Nelson said in a statement.