Hadi minister: coalition denies thousands of Yemenis repatriation

Riyadh (Debriefer)
2019-05-07 | Since 4 Month

Yemeni official Transportation Minister Saleh al-Jabwani

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Yemeni official Transportation Ministeron Sunday accusedthe Saudi-led coalition of preventing thousands of Yemenis from returning home at the beginning of Ramadan.

The Arab coalition has denied the Yemeni airlines permits to bring back thousands of Yemenis as Ramadan setting in, Saleh al-Jabwani added on Twitter.

For weeks, "we have been calling on coalition to giveour planes permits for additional flights to airlift our citizens from India," he said noting that the "five flights a day are used by international organizations."

The coalition has imposed control over Yemeni air and sea traffic since the 4-year war started between the Saudi-backed government and the Iranian-backed Houthis who reigned over Sana'a the capital and most populated areas in the north late in 2014.

Minister Jabwani's accusation add to his recent criticism against coalition, UAE in particular, and to other government officials' calls for reviewed relations with the coalition.

On Saturday,the Yemenideputy premier called for corrected relation between his 'legitimate' government and itsbacking Saudi-Emirati-led coalition.

"Partnership with Arab coalition member states has come as part of war against Houthi rebels, but not partnership in managing the freed governorates," Ahmed al-Maysari, also Interior Minister, added at Aden first consultative gathering.

It was not the first time an official of the internationally recognized government says relation with the coalition needs to be amended, as the Yemeni FM Khaled al-Yamani admitted last April imperfection in this relation, saying his government could not build actual partnership with the coalition in freed provinces.

Last February, Minister al-Maysari said the imperfect relation needed to be corrected, arguing that his ministry's authorities over Aden security have been disputed by outsiders.

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