RIYADH: Saudi Arabia designated five individuals on Wednesday for their association with activities in support of the Iran-backed Houthis, Saudi Press Agency reported.
The Presidency of State Security said all assets belonging to the five individuals in the Kingdom should be frozen and dealing with them directly or indirectly is prohibited.
The list of designated individuals is as follows:
1. Mansour Ahmed Al-Saadi
A Yemeni national, Al-Saadi is involved in smuggling Iranian weapons to Yemen and has previously received extensive training in Iran. He is the mastermind behind the attacks on international shipments in the Red Sea, SPA said.
2. Ahmed Ali Al-Hamzi
A Yemeni national, Al-Hamzi is in charge of the Houthi drone program, receives Iranian-made weapons, and has previously undergone extensive training in Iran, SPA said.
3. Mohammed Abdul Karim Al-Ghamary
A Yemeni national, Al-Ghamary took military courses in Iran and is directly involved in launching ballistic missiles and drones, SPA said.
4. Zakaria Abdullah Yahya Hajar
A Yemeni national, Hajar took military courses in Iran and is associated with ballistic missile and drone launches, SPA said.
5. Ahmed Mohamed Ali Al-Johary
A Yemeni national, Al-Johary is associated with ballistic missile and drone launches, SPA said.