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Summary

Executive Order 13611 by U. S. President Barack Obama, dated May 16, 2012, established Yemen sanctions that target all property and interests of those individuals and entities that engage in activities that threaten peace, security and stability of the state. The OFAC sanctions aim to block any transactions with and donations to certain members of the Government of Yemen, political leaders and others who obstruct the implementation of the Nov. 23, 2011 agreement between the Yemeni government and those in opposition to it.

Yemen Sanctions: Executive Orders

  • 13611—Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the Peace, Security, or Stability of Yemen (Effective Date—May 16, 2012)

Yemen Sanctions: Statutes

  • International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), 50 U.S.C. §§ 1701-1706
  • National Emergencies Act (NEA), 50 U.S.C. §§ 1601-1651

Yemen Sanctions: Code of Federal Regulations

  • 31 CFR Part 552—Yemen Sanctions Regulations

Yemen Sanctions: United Nations Security Council Resolutions

  • 2216—Reaffirming its strong commitment to the unity, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Yemen (14 April 2015)
  • 2204—Reaffirming its strong commitment to the unity, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Yemen (24 February 2015)
  • 2201—Reaffirming its strong commitment to the unity, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Yemen, and its commitment to stand by the people of Yemen (15 February 2015)
  • 2140—Reaffirming its strong commitment to the unity, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Yemen (26 February 2014)

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