Sana'a (IP)- Over 400,000 barrels of Yemeni crude were looted by a UAE-operated tanker that departed Rudum port in Yemen's southern province of Shabwah with the crude.

Iran PressMiddle East: Saudi Arabia launched the devastating war on Yemen in March 2015 in collaboration with its Arab allies and with arms and logistics support from the US and other Western states. 

The objective was to reinstall the Riyadh-friendly regime of Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi and crush the Ansarullah resistance movement, which has been running state affairs without a functional government in Yemen. 

While the Saudi-led coalition has failed to meet its objectives, the war has killed hundreds of thousands of Yemenis and spawned the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

According to international benchmark pricing, the crude oil cargo is estimated to cost $43.640 million, said the Yemeni official, who did not want to be identified.

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He noted that the development falls within the framework of systematic looting of Yemen’s oil reserves and natural resources by the Saudi-led war coalition and its allied Takfiri militants, as well as tight measures aimed at preventing cash flow into the country. 

He called on the international community and all world bodies to perform their duties and stop the former Yemeni government from tampering with the national wealth of the war-hit country.

The latest looting of Yemeni crude oil comes two weeks after a supertanker left the port of Ash Shihr in Yemen’s eastern province of Hadhramaut with more than two million barrels of looted crude oil worth over $270 million. 


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