Sana'a (Debriefer) - The Saudi-led coalition's detention of oil tankers off Hodeida seaport left US$ 32 million in demurrage since the beginning of 2021, spokesman for the Sana'a-based Yemeni Petroleum Company (YPC) has said, accusing the US new administration of imposing a full blockade on Yemen.
"We hear from the UN or international community only censures and expressions of concern," Esam al-Mutawakil added at a protest staged by YPC staff outside the UN, "but the situation in Yemen is now disastrous and cannot afford such remarks."
He called for "urgent intervention to release the detained oil tankers and prevent a humanitarian disaster due to the halt of many service and vital sectors, particularly hospitals," the Houthi official said.
The US-UN-led "aggression powers" are fully responsible for the humanitarian disaster in the war-torn country, he added.
Yemeni northern Houthi-held areas witness months-long oil shortage, with the Houthi-run YPC accusing the Arab coalition and Yemeni government of denying oil tankers access to Hodeida port.