Saudi Arabia sanctions individuals, entities for supporting terrorism

Saudi Arabia sanctions individuals, entities for supporting terrorism”

Qatar, the United States and five Gulf nations have imposed sanctions on 11 people and two organisations accused of financing al-Qaeda and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Yemen, according to Qatari state media.

The US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin coordinated with the Gulf countries in announcing the designations on Tuesday during a speech at an investment conference in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. "We are committed to taking the necessary steps to defeat terrorism in all its forms, and will continue to work closely with the United States to impose sanctions on those who facilitate terrorist activity".

The Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control, the department's enforcement arm, said those sanctioned are "key terrorists or supporters". "Through this action we are aggressively targeting radical extremists in Yemen and the surrounding region who pose a direct threat to the security of the United States, Yemen, and the global community".

But Wednesday's development offered a new twist, with Mr. Mnuchin appearing in the Saudi capital to commemorate the opening of a new USA -backed Terrorist Financing Targeting Center, which all the GCC members, including the Saudis and the Qataris, have agreed to work with.

The sanctions block the subjects' assets and prohibit them from traveling to the United States and any Gulf member country that contributes to the TFTC. General, Abdulaziz A Al Ansari said: "Qatar has strengthened its counter-terror legislation and set new rules for defining terrorism and the financing of terrorism".

In addition to Al Khayr Supermarket which is owned or controlled by Al-Hayashi.

► Radwan Muhammad Husayn Ali Qanan, a deputy field commander for the Islamic State in Yemen accused of being responsible for assassination operations in Yemen and attempting to kidnap foreigners.

► Khalid Sa'id Ghabish al-Ubaydi, accused of transporting shipments of smuggled weapons to secret locations and storage depots for the Islamic State in Yemen.

While President Trump has suggested via Twitter that he sides with the Saudis and others, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson has engaged in shuttle diplomacy trying to steer the Saudis, Emiratis and Qataris - all of whom are heavily armed members of the US -backed Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - toward dialogue.

Bilal Ali Muhammad al-Wafi, considered a key member of al-Qaida in Yemen.

Nashwan al-Wali al-Yafi'i, an accused finance leader reporting to al-Marfadi.

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