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May 16, 2012 4:10 pm

Obama Threatens to Use Asset Freezes to Maintain Yemen Political Transition

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President Barack Obama in White House press room. Photo: wiki commons.

Washington Post/AP – President Barack Obama served notice Wednesday that he would punish those trying to disrupt the political transition in Yemen, a strategically important Middle Eastern nation, by freezing their U.S.-based assets.

An executive order gives the Treasury Department to power to act against those said by the White House to “threaten the peace, security and stability” of Yemen.

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