Ex-Yemeni president's assets to be frozen in Turkey

Turkish Council of Ministers' decision gets published in official gazette

Ex-Yemeni president's assets to be frozen in Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh's assets will be frozen in Turkey until February 2019, according to the official gazette on Friday.

Turkish Council of Ministers' decision is in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions.

The assets of the ex-president's son, Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh, Houthi rebel group commanders -- Abd al-Khaliq al-Houthi and Abdullah Yahya al-Hakim -- and the head of Houthis, Abdulmalik al-Houthi, were also frozen.

Abdulmalik al-Houthi and Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh have been accused of engaging in activities that threatened Yemen's peace, security and stability, according to the official gazette.

Ali Abdullah Saleh served as Yemen’s president from 1990 to 2012; he had earlier been considered as an ally of the Houthis but later was said to have had a falling out with the group shortly before his death last month. 

Yemen has been dogged by violence since 2014, when the Houthis -- backed at the time by forces loyal to Saleh -- overran much of the country, including capital Sanaa.

Last Mod: 23 Mart 2018, 11:15
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