Turkey freezes assets of former Yemen President, Houthi officials

DAILY SABAH WITH REUTERS
ISTANBUL
Published 21.04.2016 09:56
Updated 21.04.2016 16:24
emen's former president and current Houthi military ally Ali Abdullah Saleh (L) delivers a speech during a rally commemorating the one year anniversary of the Saudi-led military campaign, Sana'a, Yemen (EPA Photo)
emen's former president and current Houthi military ally Ali Abdullah Saleh (L) delivers a speech during a rally commemorating the one year anniversary of the Saudi-led military campaign, Sana'a, Yemen (EPA Photo)

Turkey has frozen the assets of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh as well a number of other Houthi officials, in line with a decision from the United Nations Security Council, the government said in its Official Gazette on Thursday.

All of Saleh's assets in Turkish banks and other financial institutions, including safes, were frozen, according to the decision signed by the cabinet.

Other names on the list include Houthi military commanders Abdal-Khaliq al-Houthi and Abdullah Yahya al-Hakim, and former ambassador Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Saleh is suspected of amassing as much as $60 billion, equivalent to Yemen's annual GDP, during his long rule, and colluding in a militia takeover in 2014, U.N.-appointed investigators told the Security Council.

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