Yesterday, the US Treasury imposed sanctions on entities and individuals Yemeni And others, because of their association with Iran, and Saeed Al-Jamal, who resides in Tehran, and is considered a prominent financial supporter, came at the forefront of those punished. for the Houthis.
Who is this man?
Jamal operates a network of companies and ships that smuggle fuel, petroleum products and other Iranian goods to customers throughout the Middle East, Africa and Asia, according to a US Treasury statement.
It is also considered the financial supporter of the militia, as it directs a large part of the revenues from sales of fuel and petroleum products through a complex international network of intermediaries and exchange centers, to the Houthis.
This revenue also helps fund the destabilizing regional activities of the militia, the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, and others, including Lebanon’s Hezbollah.
Contacts with Hezbollah
His network has generated tens of millions of dollars in revenue by selling Iranian goods to those willing to evade sanctions.
Iranian oil ship Grace 1
Al-Jamal also maintains contacts with Hezbollah and worked with it to send millions of dollars to support the Houthis.
The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control designated the Gabon-flagged vessel Triple Success, which the camel used to smuggle Iranian petroleum products from Iran, as a sanctioned list.
International support network
In addition, a group of businessmen and shipping experts support this camel network, allowing it to illegally sell Iranian goods abroad and return profits to entities including the Yemen militia and the Quds Force.
It is noteworthy that the US Treasury yesterday banned all property and interests in property under US jurisdiction for persons who deal with camels in shipping and smuggling operations.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard (archive – AFP)
It also prohibited US citizens from engaging in transactions with them or using their prohibited property.