Governor of Hodeidah condemns continued Saudi piracy against fuel vessels

Governor of Hodeidah condemns continued Saudi piracy against fuel vessels

Governor of Hodeidah province, Mohammed Ayyash Quhim, has said on Saturday that the Saudi-led coalition countries and its mercenaries still continue to detain fuel ships and prevent their entry to Hodeidah port, which has exacerbated the suffering of Yemeni people.

During a press conference held by the local authority in coordination with the Yemeni Petroleum Company at the port of Hodeida, Quhim affirmed that detaining of oil ships is in violation of the ethics of war.

“This act represents a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law, and the Security Council resolutions in support of the Stockholm Agreement, which stipulated not to impede the entry of fuel ships,” he said.

The governor held the international community responsible for the continuing suffering of the Yemeni people, as a result of not allowing the entry of fuel and the continued closure of land, sea and air ports

Quhaim called on the United Nations to play its humanitarian role and take a clear position on the detention of fuel ships and to work to lift the blockade and stop the aggression on Yemen.

A total of 14 fuel ships, nine of them already having been expected to arrive in 2020, have not been allowed to enter the Hodeidah port by the coalition warships, even though they obtained UN permits

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