The Saudi Presidency of State Security designated on Tuesday eleven entities and eight individuals as terrorist for their ties to the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen.
Saudi Arabia is determined and will continue to work to stop the influence of the Houthi militias, stressed the agency in a statement.
The Kingdom will target key individuals and entities who provide the financial support that cause violence, endanger Yemen and its interests and people.
In line with the law on combating terrorist crimes and its financing, all assets belonging to the 19 designated individuals and entities will be frozen. It is prohibited to carry out an transactions, whether directly or indirectly, with them.
Among the targeted individuals is Yemeni national Salih bin Mohammad bin Hamad bin Shaji. He cooperates with the terrorist al-Qaeda organization and provides financial support, weapons and ammunition to the Houthis militias.
Another is Nabil bin Abdullah bin Ali Al-Wazeer, a Yemeni national and member of the board of directors of Alzahraa establishment for trade and agencies, which facilitates the smuggling of money and oil for the Houthis.
It blacklisted Ismail bin Ibrahim Al-Wazeer, a Yemeni national who manages several companies that facilitate the smuggling of money and oil for the Houthis.
It designated Qusai bin Ibrahim Al-Wazeer, a Yemeni national associated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). He is the founder of the “Fuel Oil” company that imports oil derivatives, while facilitating Iranian oil smuggling to the Houthis.
The agency blacklisted Ali bin Nasser Qarshah, a Yemeni national who cooperates directly with al-Qaeda and works on providing weapons and equipment to the Houthis.
He works as a facilitator between the Houthis and IRGC. He established the “Black Gold” company and other oil firms that smuggle and buy Iranian oil.
The agency named Zaid bin Ali bin Yahya Al-Sharafi, a Yemeni national who cooperates directly with al-Qaeda. He owns the “Silm Road” company for trading and importing. He managed the “Azal” company and is a board member of the “Sam Oil” company for trading and oil services.
All of these companies facilitate the smuggling of Iranian oil to the Houthis.
The agency blacklisted Abdullah bin Abkar Abdulbari, a Yemeni national and founder of the “Abkar Oil Services”. He cooperated with the Houthis in importing Iranian oil.
The designations also included Saddam bin Ahmad bin Mohammad Al-Faqih, a Yemeni national who cooperates directly with al-Qaeda. He is the founder of “Sam Oil” and member of the board of directors of the “Al-Faqih International” company for trade, industry and oil services. Both companies are facilitating the smuggling of Iranian oil to the Houthis.
The agency blacklisted the abovementioned companies for their ties to the Houthis. Other designated Yemeni firms include, the Yemen Towers Company, Saba International Tobacco Company, and Sahari for Exchange and Money Transfer for providing financial services to the Houthis.The Oil Primer Company and Yemen Abot Trading Company were blacklisted for importing Iranian oil.