US sanctions against Houthis over Red Sea attacks take effect

By Thomson Reuters Feb 16, 2024 | 9:30 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. “Specially Designated Global Terrorist” sanctions against Houthis for their ties to attacks on commercial shipping in the Red Sea took effect on Friday, the U.S. Department of Treasury said in a statement on its website.

The U.S. government last month said it was returning the Yemen-based rebel groups to the global list of terrorist groups in an effort to stem attacks on international shipping.

(Reporting by Daphne Psaledakis and Paul Grant; writing by Susan Heavey)