Yemen (IP) - The Minister of Culture of Yemen's National Salvation Government says the mercenaries are trying to loot the antiquities of the country.

Iran PressMiddle East: Yemen had been since March 2015 under brutal aggression by the Saudi-led coalition before a UN-brokered truce took into effect on April 2, 2022

Abdullah Ahmad al-Kabsi said on Tuesday that mercenaries were trying to find and steal the Yemeni antique objects through the use of metal-detector devices and destruction of the ancient sites across the country, according to al-Masirah TV. 

Al-Kabsi urged UNESCO to stop the selling of Yemeni antiques in the American and European markets. 

He reported a mandate issued by the President of Yemen to seize all metal-detector devices smuggled into the country in the past years.