Office of Foreign Asset Control

A 2-post collection

Using Diffeo to Better Understand the Civil War in Yemen

Executive Summary Using Diffeo, we quickly identify Iranian and Saudi activities in the ongoing civil war in Yemen. Iran has been supporting Houthi rebels, and Saudi Arabia has been supporting the Yemen government. Diffeo recommended content on Iranian counterfeiting operations in support of Houthi rebels as well as specific operations and actors involved in the Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations, which was designed to promote a benevolent image of Saudi support to the Yemeni government. Background The 2015 Yemeni Civil War is entering its fourth year with

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Is a Chinese Food Packing Company violating North Korea Sanctions?

Executive Summary Diffeo has discovered evidence that suggests a relationship between one of the few Chinese companies authorized to export apples (fruit) to the United States and another Chinese company possibly associated with North Korea sanction violations. Given China’s interest in entering the US food market, this discovery could help negotiators put pressure on Beijing to further crackdown on Chinese companies that are violating sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). Background In August of 2017, the United States Department of Treasury’s

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