Arab coalition still detaining oil tankers: Houthi minister

2020-07-22 | Since 6 Month

Sana'a (Debriefer) - The Saudi-led coalition is still denying oil tankers access to Yemen with no reason, the Houthi oil minister said Wednesday.
"Thousands of medical facilities will stop due to the aggression forces' preventing oil from entry to Yemeni areas," Ahmed Abdullah Daris added in remarks to the Iranian al-Alam TV.
Tens of oil tankers were stopped by the Arab coalition in Djibouti waters or off Jizan, he claimed, despite the entry permits obtained from the UN.
The United Nations has repeatedly given Yemenis promises on the detention of oil tankers and other humanitarian issues, but honored none of these promises, Daris said.
On 16 January, the UN envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, briefed the Security Council that fuel vessels enter Hodeida port without hindrances.
The Yemeni capital Sana'a and other northern areas under Houthi control are experiencing an oil shortage for more than a month.
The Houthi group accuses the Arab coalition of holding oil tankers in the Red Sea and preventing their entry into Hodeida port, and warns of a humanitarian, health, economic disaster in the war-torn country.

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