On 10 November 2014, the US Treasury Department announced the designation of the former President of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, and Abdullah Yahya al-Hakim and Abd al-Khaliq al-Huthi, two military commanders affiliated with the rebel Huthi group, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13611. OFAC’s
designation follows the designation on 7 November 2014 of the same individuals by the UN Security Council Committee established pursuant to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2140.
Security Council Resolution 2140 and E.O. 13611 provide for travel bans and asset freezes to be introduced against individuals engaging in or providing support for acts that threaten the peace, security and stability of Yemen. According to the Treasury Department, these individuals have used violence and other means to undermine the Gulf Cooperation Council Initiative, which provides for a peaceful transition of power in Yemen.