US sanctions dual Iranian-Iraqi national over smuggling weapons to Houthis

US sanctions dual Iranian-Iraqi national over smuggling weapons to Houthis

Alsahwa Net- The US Treasury Department imposed early this month sanctions on dual Iranian and Iraqi national of the Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) for involvement in weapons smuggling to the Houthis militia in Yemen.

The US Ambassador to Yemen, Christopher Henzel said on Monday that his country sanctioned Amir Dianat, an agent of the IRGC-QF and his Taif Mining Services for weapons smuggling to the Houthis which violates sanctions and money laundering laws.

“This is yet another example of Iran’s destructive influence in Yemen,” said Henzel.

The US Treasury Department Webpage reported last Friday that Dianat is also known as Ameer Abdulazeez Jaafar Almthaje.

It said that Dianat is involved in “the IRGC-QF efforts to generate revenue and smuggle weapons abroad”.

It added that the Taif Mining Services is a company owned, controlled, or directed by Dianat.

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