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Yemen-related Sanctions

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Sanctions Brochures


Sanctions Brochures are an overview of OFAC's regulations with regard to the Yemen-related Sanctions. They are useful quick reference tools.

Frequently Asked Questions


OFAC has compiled hundreds of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about its sanctions programs and related policies. The link below sends the user to the entire list of OFAC's FAQs.

Interpretive Guidance


OFAC issues interpretive guidance on specific issues related to the sanctions programs it administers.  These interpretations of OFAC policy are sometimes published in response to a public request for guidance or may be released proactively by OFAC in order to address a complex topic. 

Guidance on OFAC Licensing Policy


Certain activities related to the Yemen-related Sanctions may be allowed if they are licensed by OFAC. Below OFAC has issued guidance and statements on specific licensing policies as they relate to the Yemen-related Sanctions.
  • Licenses for Legal Fees and Costs - Guidance on the Release of Limited Amounts of Blocked Funds for Payment of Legal Fees and Costs Incurred in Challenging the Blocking of U.S. Persons in Administrative or Civil Proceedings
  • Entities Owned By Blocked Persons - Guidance On Entities Owned By Persons Whose Property And Interests In Property Are Blocked

Executive Orders, Statutes, Rules and Regulations Relating to the Yemen-related Sanctions


The Yemen-related Sanctions represent the implementation of multiple legal authorities. Some of these authorities are in the form of executive orders issued by the President. Other authorities are public laws (statutes) passed by The Congress. These authorities are further codified by OFAC in its regulations which are published the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Modifications to these regulations are posted in the Federal Register.

Executive Orders

  • 13611 - Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the Peace, Security, or Stability of Yemen (Effective Date - May 16, 2012)

Statutes

Code of Federal Regulations

United Nations Security Council Resolutions
  • 2216 - Reaffirming its strong commitment to the unity, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Yemen (14 April 2015)
  • 2204 - Reaffirming its strong commitment to the unity, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Yemen (24 February 2015)
  • 2201​ - Reaffirming its strong commitment to the unity, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Yemen, and its commitment to stand by the people of Yemen (15 February 2015)
  • 2140 - Reaffirming its strong commitment to the unity, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Yemen (26 February 2014)
Last Updated: 4/16/2015 9:37 AM