Houthis hold UN responsible for delayed arrival of experts tasked with repairing Safer tanker

2021-02-22 | Since 2 Year

FSO Safer

SANAA (Debriefer)--The Ansar Allah group on Sunday held the United Nations responsible for the delayed arrival of international experts tasked with repairing Yemen's decaying oil tanker Safer.

The UN is taking unilateral decisions on the mission of the experts and justifying the delayed arrival of the experts with a delay in the delivery of materials required to conduct repairs, it said.

In a statement carried by the Sanaa-based Saba news agency, the head of the group's committee on the tanker Ibrahim Al-Seraji denied that the group is obstructing the arrival of the experts.

On Thursday, the United Nations Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock accused in a briefing to the UN Security Council the group of obstructing efforts to avert the catastrophe of the decaying tanker.

The tanker, moored off Yemen's western coast with more than 1.1 million barrels of crude on board, has not had maintenance since the conflict began six years ago.

Now it is threatening an environmental, humanitarian and economic crisis in Yemen and the region.

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