Houthis: Coalition practices collective punishment policy against Yemenis

Sana`a (Debriefer)
2020-06-13 | Since 4 Month

The "Ansar Allah" group (the Houthis) warned on Friday of the consequences of the coalition's continued denial of entry of oil and gas derivatives ships to the port of Hodeidah, considering it an attempt to subject the Yemenis to the policy of collective punishment.

The Foreign Minister of the Houthi "Salvation" government Hisham Sharaf sent letters to the countries sponsoring the peace process in Yemen, the UN envoy Griffiths and the heads of the inter-governmental organizations working under the umbrella of the United Nations.

The Houthi-run Yemeni News Agency (Saba) quoted Minister Sharaf as saying that the coalition forces have been holding ships loaded with oil and gas derivatives off the Jizan port for more than 70 days despite having been subject to inspection procedures in Djibouti and obtaining permits by the United Nations Verification and Inspection Mechanism to enter To the port of Hodeidah. "

Sharaf pointed out that the continued denial of entry to gas ships and oil derivatives will lead to major supply bottlenecks and catastrophic and unforeseeable repercussions in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

He added: "The lack of oil derivatives will cause citizens to abandon precautionary measures to prevent corona virus, which would cause a large epidemic focus."

The Houthi group last Tuesday closed all stations selling oil derivatives in the capital, Sana`a, which is under its control, causing a suffocating fuel crisis.

Sana`a and the provinces under the control of the group are witnessing a crisis in oil derivatives, and gasoline prices have increased on the black market.

Hundreds of cars were seen in long lines in front of most of the stations in Sanaa, in an attempt to get gasoline after the stations were closed suddenly.

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