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OFAC Updates: Week of 1/18/21

January 19, 2021

Under the power of Executive Order 13224, Ansarallah was designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization and the Office of Foreign Assets and Control (OFAC) has added the entity to its Specially Designated and Blocked Persons (SDN) List. Additionally, three of Ansarallah's leaders have been designated as Global Terrorists and similarly blocked. The designation of this entity as a terrorist organization has resulted in four general licenses:

General License 9, "Official Business of the United States Government"

General License 10, "Official Activities of Certain International Organizations"

General License 11, "Certain Transactions in Support of Nongovernanmental

Organizations'' Activities in Yemen"

General License 12, "Transactions Related to the Exportatio or Reexportation of

Agricultural Commodities, Medicine, Medical Devices, Replacement Parts and

Components or Software Updates"

Finally, in response to the designation and executive order, OFAC has updated their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) with questions 875, 876 and 877.

Have questions related to anything you've read above? Feel free to connect with us using the Contact form at the bottom of the Home page or send us an email at


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