Revocation of Counter Terrorism General Licenses; Counter Terrorism Designations Removal and Updates; Yemen-related Designations Updates

Release date
02/16/2021
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The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is revoking the following Counter Terrorism-related general licenses and removing them from its website: General License (GL) 9, “Official Business of the United States Government,” GL 10, “Official Activities of Certain International Organizations,” GL 11, “Certain Transactions in Support of Nongovernmental Organizations’ Activities in Yemen,” and GL 12, “Transactions Related to the Exportation or Reexportation of Agricultural Commodities, Medicine, Medical Devices, Replacement Parts and Components or Software Updates,” which were issued on January 19, 2021, and GL 13 “Authorizing Transactions Involving Ansarallah,” which was issued on January 25, 2021.  OFAC is also removing Frequently Asked Questions 875, 876, and 877 from its website.

Today, on February 16, 2021, the U.S. Department of State has revoked the Ansarallah designations which has resulted in Ansarallah no longer being blocked pursuant to the Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 594, the Foreign Terrorist Organizations Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 597, or Executive Order 13224, as amended.  U.S. persons do not require authorization from OFAC to engage in transactions or activities with Ansarallah, provided such activities do not involve blocked persons or otherwise prohibited activities.

IN ADDITION, OFAC HAS REMOVED OR UPDATED THE FOLLOWING NAMES on ITS LIST OF SPECIALLY DESIGNATED NATIONALS AND BLOCKED PERSONS.​

The following deletions have been made to OFAC's SDN List: 
 
ANSARALLAH (a.k.a. ANSAR ALLAH; a.k.a. "ANSARULLAH"; a.k.a. "PARTISANS OF GOD"; a.k.a. "SUPPORTERS OF GOD"), Yemen; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions [FTO] [SDGT]. 
 
ANSAR ALLAH (a.k.a. ANSARALLAH; a.k.a. "ANSARULLAH"; a.k.a. "PARTISANS OF GOD"; a.k.a. "SUPPORTERS OF GOD"), Yemen; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions [FTO] [SDGT]. 
 
"ANSARULLAH" (a.k.a. ANSAR ALLAH; a.k.a. ANSARALLAH; a.k.a. "PARTISANS OF GOD"; a.k.a. "SUPPORTERS OF GOD"), Yemen; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions [FTO] [SDGT]. 
 
"PARTISANS OF GOD" (a.k.a. ANSAR ALLAH; a.k.a. ANSARALLAH; a.k.a. "ANSARULLAH"; a.k.a. "SUPPORTERS OF GOD"), Yemen; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions [FTO] [SDGT]. 
 
"SUPPORTERS OF GOD" (a.k.a. ANSAR ALLAH; a.k.a. ANSARALLAH; a.k.a. "ANSARULLAH"; a.k.a. "PARTISANS OF GOD"), Yemen; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions [FTO] [SDGT]. 
 
The following changes have been made to OFAC's SDN List: 
 
AL HAKIM, Abdullah Yahya (a.k.a. AL HAKIM, Abu Ali; a.k.a. AL-HAKIM, Abdallah; a.k.a. ALHAKIM, Abu Ali; a.k.a. AL-HAKIM, Abu-Ali; a.k.a. AL-MU'AYYAD, Abdallah), Dahyan, Sa'dah Governorate, Yemen; DOB 1985; alt. DOB 1984 to 1986; POB Dahyan, Yemen; alt. POB Sa'dah Governorate, Yemen; nationality Yemen; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male; Ansarallah Chief of Military Intelligence Staff (individual) [SDGT] [YEMEN] (Linked To: ANSARALLAH). -to- AL HAKIM, Abdullah Yahya (a.k.a. AL HAKIM, Abu Ali; a.k.a. AL-HAKIM, Abdallah; a.k.a. ALHAKIM, Abu Ali; a.k.a. AL-HAKIM, Abu-Ali; a.k.a. AL-MU'AYYAD, Abdallah), Dahyan, Sa'dah Governorate, Yemen; DOB 1985; alt. DOB 1984 to 1986; POB Dahyan, Yemen; alt. POB Sa'dah Governorate, Yemen; nationality Yemen; Gender Male; Huthi group second-in-command (individual) [YEMEN]. 
 
AL HOUTHI, Abdul Malik (a.k.a. AL-HOUTH, Abdulmalik Bin Bader Al-Deen; a.k.a. AL-HOUTHI, Abdel-Malek; a.k.a. AL-HOUTHI, Abdel-Malik; a.k.a. AL-HOUTHI, Abdul Malik Badruddin Ameerudin Hussain; a.k.a. AL-HOUTHI, Abdul-Malik; a.k.a. AL-HOUTHI, Abdulmalik Bin Bader Al-Deen); DOB 1982; alt. DOB 1981; alt. DOB 1980; POB Dahyan Governorate, Yemen; nationality Yemen; citizen Yemen; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male; Leader of Ansarallah (individual) [SDGT] [YEMEN] (Linked To: ANSARALLAH). -to- AL HOUTHI, Abdul Malik (a.k.a. AL-HOUTHI, Abdel-Malek; a.k.a. AL-HOUTHI, Abdel-Malik; a.k.a. AL-HOUTHI, Abdul Malik Badruddin Ameerudin Hussain; a.k.a. AL-HOUTHI, Abdul-Malik; a.k.a. AL-HOUTHI, Abdulmalik Bin Bader Al-Deen); DOB 1982; alt. DOB 1981; alt. DOB 1980; POB Dahyan Governorate, Yemen; nationality Yemen; Leader of the Houthi group (individual) [YEMEN]. 
 
AL-HUTHI, Abd al-Khaliq (a.k.a. ABU-YUNUS; a.k.a. AL HUTHI, Abd-al-Khaliq Badr-al-Din; a.k.a. AL-HOUTHI, Abd al-Khaliq; a.k.a. AL-HOUTHI, Abd al-Khaliq Badr al-Din; a.k.a. AL-HOUTHI, Abdul Khaliq Badreddin; a.k.a. AL-HUTHI, 'Abd al-Khaliq Badr al-Din; a.k.a. AL-HUTHI, Abd al-Khaliq Badr al-Din; a.k.a. AL-HUTHI, Abd-al-Khaliq); DOB 1984; nationality Yemen; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male; Ansarallah military commander (individual) [SDGT] [YEMEN] (Linked To: ANSARALLAH). -to- AL-HUTHI, Abd al-Khaliq (a.k.a. ABU-YUNUS; a.k.a. AL HUTHI, Abd-al-Khaliq Badr-al-Din; a.k.a. AL-HUTHI, 'Abd al-Khaliq Badr al-Din; a.k.a. AL-HUTHI, Abd-al-Khaliq); DOB 1984; Gender Male; Huthi military commander (individual) [YEMEN].