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US sanctions on two prominent leaders of the Houthi militia

On Friday, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced the imposition of sanctions on two senior Houthi leaders who pose a threat to peace efforts and their actions exacerbate the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, in reference to Muhammad Abdul Karim Al-Ghamari and Youssef Al-Madani.

Blinken added in a tweet on "Twitter", that the United States and the international community are calling for an end to the Houthi attack on Marib and an immediate ceasefire.

This comes as the US Treasury announced, on Friday, the imposition of sanctions against prominent military officials of the Houthi militia in Yemen, and said that the group’s actions prolong the civil war in Yemen and worsen the humanitarian crisis there.

Washington imposed sanctions on the prominent leader of the group, Muhammad Abdul Karim Al-Ghamari, and held him responsible for organizing attacks by Houthi forces on civilians in Yemen, and the ministry stated that Al-Ghammari had recently undertaken a large-scale Houthi attack on territories controlled by the Yemeni government in Marib.

According to the director of the ministry's Office of Foreign Assets Control, Andrea Jackie, "as the senior Houthi military official, Muhammad Abdul Karim Al-Ghamari is directly responsible for attacks on infrastructure that have harmed civilians, and is now overseeing an attack in Marib that compounds human suffering."

The Iran-backed Houthis continue to wage a bloody war against the internationally recognized Yemeni government, and are using ballistic missiles, explosives, sea mines and drones to target bases, population groups, infrastructure and commercial shipping.

According to the ministry, Al-Ghamari is the highest commander in the Houthi military leadership structure, and he is directly responsible for targeting Saudi sites.