Oct. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is traveling to Israel on Thursday in a weeklong anti-terrorism tour of the Middle East.
Mnuchin hopes to reduce the financing of terrorist activities in the region. On Wednesday he helped open the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The project, which the United States and Arab nations in the Persian Gulf bankroll, will work to stop funding that goes to regional terrorist networks. The bloc announced Wednesday that its first target is eight leaders and financiers of Islamic State and al-Qaida operations in Yemen.