Sanctions Profile: Yemen

At a glance

UN sanctions on Yemen were first imposed in February 2014, by UN Security Council Resolution 2140. The sanctions comprised an asset freeze and travel ban on listed individuals, and also established a sanctions committee to oversee and implement these measures.

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US continues Yemen sanctions for 1 year

On 16 May 2012, the US adopted Executive Order 13611, which declared a national emergency with respect to Yemen, and imposed a number of asset freezing measures. Yesterday, President Donald Trump extended those sanctions for 1 year by continuing the national emergency as declared. White House press release here....

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UN Security Council renews Yemen sanctions until 26 Feb. 2019

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted Resolution 2402 (2018), which renews until 26 February 2019 the arms embargo, travel bans and asset freezes against those “threatening peace and security in Yemen”. UN press release here. An alternate draft resolution, tabled by the UK, was defeated by a vote of 11 in favour to 2 against...

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UN & EU amend 1 entry on Yemen sanctions list

The UN Security Council has amended the entry of 1 person, Ali Abdullah Saleh, on its Yemen sanctions list, so that his status now reads: “reportedly deceased”. UN press release here. On 8 May 2018, the EU implemented this amendment by adopting Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/694 and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/689. UK OFSI Notice...

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EU updates Yemen & ISIL/Al-Qaida listings

The EU has updated the listings of 4 people listed on its sanctions against Yemen, implementing changes made by the UN to its own sanctions listings. The people are Abdullah Hakim, Abd Al-Houthi, Ali Saleh, and Ahmed Saleh. See Implementing Regulation 2017/628 implementing Regulation 1352/2014 and Implementing Decision 2017/634 implementing Decision 2014/932/CFSP. It has also...

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EU updates Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen & Terrorism sanctions

Syria The EU has de-listed Hisham Ikhtiyar and Anisa Al-Assad from its sanctions on Syria, and deleted a duplicate entry for Major General Fahd (aka. Lt General Fahid). See Regulation 2016/1735 implementing Regulation 36/2012 and Decision 2016/1746 implementing Decision 2013/255/CFSP. Afghanistan The EU has amended the list of people and entities under its sanctions on...

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Current Sanctions

EU UK

Consolidated

Council Regulation (EU) No 1352/2014

Parent Regulation

Council Regulation (EU) No 1352/2014

Amended by:

Council Regulation (EU) 2015/878

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/879

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1920

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1737

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/628

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/689

Consolidated

Council Decision 2014/932/CFSP

Parent Decision

Council Decision 2014/932/CFSP

Amended by:

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/882

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/1927

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2016/1747

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/634

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/694

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (Commencement No 1) Regulations 2018

Sanctions Review Procedure (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Sanctions (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No 2) Regulations 2019