Oil tankers generate 300 billion rials during truce: Yemeni President

2022-09-26 | Since 2 Month

Riyadh (Debriefer) Oil tankers arriving at Hodeida port have yielded 300 billion Yemeni rials in the last six months, since the UN-mediated truce took effect, President of the Yemeni Leadership Council (LC) said on Sunday.
All these funds went to Houthi leaders' accounts, Rashad al-Alimi added, as the Iranian-backed group "still reneges its commitments to paying the civil servants in areas under its control."
More than 50 oil tankers arrived at the Houthi-held Hodeida port during the truce, that started on 2 April and set to expire on 2 October.
Under the truce, and the Stockholm Agreement inked with it in December 2018, the Houthi group had to channel Hodeida taxes imposed on oil tankers into paying the salaries of public employees.
Parties to Yemen's, after 8 days of peace talks in Sweden, reached on 13 December 2018 an agreement providing for ceasefire in Hodeida and stipulating the Houthis to pay civil servants from the port's income.
In 2019, the Houthi group reneged the deal and misused the funds, which were deposited into a special account allocated for this purpose, in its war against the government.

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