The United States Treasury Department has blacklisted five Iranian nationals for their alleged association with Iran’s ballistic missile program.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin claimed in a statement on Tuesday that the targeted individuals had provided ballistic missile-related equipment and technical expertise to Yemen’s Houthi fighters on behalf of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps.
Mnuchin accused the individuals of enabling the Houthis to launch missiles at Saudi Arabia and its oil infrastructure.
The US Treasury secretary also claimed that the targeted individuals had disrupted humanitarian aid efforts in Yemen and threatened freedom of navigation in key regional waterways.
Iran has repeatedly denied accusations of providing ballistic missiles to Yemen’s popular Houthi Ansarullah movement, which is fighting a Saudi military aggression for more than three years.
Saudi Arabia and its allies launched the war on Yemen in…