US blacklists first shipowner for supporting Houthis since terrorist designation


"United Against Nuclear Iran chief of staff Claire Jungman said the sanctions against the Artura and Koahana show the “power of persistent advocacy” by the group, also known as UANI. She told TradeWinds that UANI first identified the Artura in Iran in February of last year as it loaded a cargo at Kharg Island, Iran, and later delivered it to China. It has moved at least three other Iran-connected cargoes, moving more than 4m barrels of oil from the country. “These vessels, part of the wider network UANI has been spotlighting, represent just the tip of the iceberg,” Jungman said on X. “Our continuous call for action is yielding results, undermining Iran’s attempts to evade sanctions through maritime manoeuvers.”"