WASHINGTON, Jan.04 (Saba)- Yemen has officially demanded the U.S. authorities to provide it with clarifications on U.S. decisions taken to impose financial sanctions on Yemeni nationals after they were charged with financing terrorist groups.
The formal request was handed over by Charge d’Affairs of the Yemeni embassy in Washington Adel Ali al-Sonini to the Treasury Department's Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes Jennifer Fowler during their meeting on Friday in Washington.
Al-Sonini hoped that the U.S. provide comprehensive information on the Yemeni nationals, including Abdul Wahab al-Homaiqani, who are facing financial sanctions by the U.S. Treasury Department on charges of funding terrorist organizations or receiving financial support from internationally banned organizations.
The Yemeni diplomat also voiced Yemen’s willingness to embrace lawsuits against all those involved in those charges before the Yemeni courts.
The meeting touched on the U.S. sanctions against individuals and groups that threaten peace, security and stability in Yemen and aim to hinder the transitional phase.
In the meeting, al-Sonini stressed Yemen's firm position to fight terrorism, pointing out, at the same time, that the Yemeni government does not accept decisions that are inconsistent with its constitution and laws.
For his part, the U.S. official praised the aspects of cooperation between Yemen and the U.S. in the fight against terrorism within the framework of the international partnership, which confronts the scourge of terrorism, pointing out that the Yemeni request will be considered and responded as soon as possible.
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