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Obama Decree Sanctions Any Who Challenge Rule of US-Backed Dictatorship in Yemen | Antiwar.com

The Executive Order declares a “national emergency”

by John Glaser

President Obama signed an Executive Order on Wednesday threatening to exert economic sanctions against any person or group in either Yemen or the United States who the administration decides is “obstructing” implementation of the U.S.-backed political transition in Yemen.

After about a year of mass protests urging the U.S.-supported dictator of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh to resign, Yemenis voted in February in a referendum on a U.S.-backed transition deal to formally depose Saleh and elect his deputy Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi, who was the only name on the ballot.

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