Political Analysis

EU Applies UN Sanctions Against Houthi Leader And Son Of Former President

The EU has issued a new decree imposed an arms embargo and further targeted sanctions against a Houthi leader and the son of ex-President Saleh.

This decision reflects UN Security Council resolution 2216 (2015) of 14 April 2015 and implements it for the EU.

Two additional Yemeni individuals have been targeted with a travel ban and an asset freeze over their actions against Yemen’s peace and stability. They are Abdulmalik Al-Houthi, the Houthi leader, and Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh, son of the former President, who played a key role in facilitating the military expansion of the Houthi movement allied with regular army units loyal to ex-President Saleh. Two other members of the Houthi movement as well as former President Ali Abdullah Saleh have been under the same restrictions since December 2014.

In addition, the Council put in place the UN’s arms embargo against the people and entities subject to these restrictions. The ban also covers providing technical and financial assistance related to military activities.

The EU has condemned the destabilising unilateral actions taken by the Houthis and forces loyal to ex-President Saleh and urged their forces to immediately stop the use of violence. The EU considers that only a broad political consensus achieved through inclusive negotiations can provide a sustainable solution, restore peace, and preserve the unity, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Yemen.

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    The EU is made up of the 'white man', the former colonizer of the Arabs and the ones who bombed Iraq for no other reason than to make it weak, The Houthis are Arabs, they are Yemenis and they are Muslims. The Arabs must know that the EU is the enemy of all Arabs and Muslims along with the so-called 'israel' and America. The Houthis have serious grievances and they just want to have more equality and more access to resources. Dialogue is the best way. Please, please, know who is your enemy. It is not Iran nor Houthi, It is the WHITE MAN! America, Europe, NATO, EU. and the no 1 enemy is 'ISRAEL'.