Saudi Arabia steals Yemeni food, oil ships

The Yemeni Petroleum Company (YPC)'s Spokesman Amin al-Shabati said that despite the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Saudi-aggressors continue seizure of ships carrying petroleum products and foodstuff at sea.

Iran PressMiddle East: Amin al-Shabati stressed that the United Nations and the Saudi-led coalition are responsible for cutting off all basic and essential services to the Yemeni people during the Corona crisis.

The Yemeni official had previously reported the seizure of a ship carrying oil products, which was recently released.

On April 7, the Yemeni Petroleum company announced that the Saudi-led coalition had released a ship after 146 days of seizure on the shores of Yemen. The ship was carrying 24,854 tons of gasoline.

Saudi Arabia has imposed a full-scale siege on Yemen since 2015. Yemen is facing the worst humanitarian crisis in recent decades due to both war and siege.

In past month, Yemeni officials accuse the Saudi-led coalition of seizing 17 ships loaded with food and oil.

The Al-Masirah TV quotes an authority in Al-Hudaydah seaport mentioning that: “The marine forces of the Saudi-US led coalition have seized 14 ships loaded with petroleum derivative fuel and three other vessels carrying food supplies, despite the fact that all the ships have obtained UN-approved entry permits in Djibouti.”

Along with Saudi Arabia's war and aggression against Yemen, the outbreak of Corona has put the country's situation on the alert, and this has raised concerns at the United Nations and the body says displaced people need sufficient aid to survive because the virus is likely to be circulating in the war-torn country.

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched the devastating war on Yemen in March 2015 in order to bring the country’s former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power and crush the Ansarullah movement.

Since then, over 100,000 people have been killed and more than 3.5 million internally displaced people, returnees, refugees, and asylum seekers are now reliant on regular humanitarian aid to survive, according to the UN.

Approximately 80 percent of Yemen's population, or 24 million people, rely on aid, and 10 million are facing famine.


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