U.S. policy regarding Yemen has undergone two recent changes. An executive order signed by the President provides the Treasury Department the authority to target individuals and entities posing a threat to Yemen’s peace, security or stability, including those who are obstructing Yemen’s democratic transition. In addition, DDTC has updated the ITAR with respect to Yemen. Licenses or other approvals for exports or imports of defense articles or services destined for or originating in Yemen will be reviewed, and may be issued, on a case by case basis. Previously, defense trade with Yemen was restricted under ITAR § 126.1. More information on these two changes is available at: http://www.treasury.gov/resourcecenter/ sanctions/OFAC-Enforcement/Pages/20120516.aspx and http://www.pmddtc.state.gov/FR/2012/77FR39392.pdf.