Yemen: Freezing of Assets:Written question - 6197

Q
Asked by Keith Vaz
(Leicester East)
Asked on: 28 October 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Yemen: Freezing of Assets
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what criteria the Government uses when deciding whether to freeze funds of Yemeni institutions and individuals.
A
Answered by: Dr Andrew Murrison
Answered on: 31 October 2019

Sanctions against Yemen were imposed by the UN (under UN Security Council Resolution 2140) in 2014 following an escalation in violence in Yemen, including attacks against military and security facilities. Specific designation criteria set out by that resolution can be applied when there is evidence of individuals or entities engaging in or providing support for acts that threaten the peace, security or stability of Yemen. Five individuals are currently designated under this regime and are subject to asset freezes and travel bans. The UK implements these sanctions as part of its international legal obligations.

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