Yemeni Foreign Ministry calls out US lies on Sana’a Airport

Yemeni Foreign Ministry calls out US lies on Sana’a Airport

An official source at the Foreign Ministry in Sana’a condemned on Wednesday what was stated in the press release issued by the US Department of State on the matter of Sana’a International Airport.

The statement came against the backdrop of US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun’s call for Sana’a to end the closure of Sanaa Airport to UN flights.

“The statement of the US Department of State ignores that it is the Saudi-Emirati aggression coalition, backed by the American administration, that has closed Sana’a International Airport to Yemenis and all commercial and civil flights since August 2016,” the source said in a statement.

“This has led to the death of tens of thousands of patients, in addition to thousands of stranded students, businessmen and others abroad,” he added.

The source indicated that the US statement ignored that the closure of Sana’a International Airport to UN flights is a direct result of the lack of oil derivatives needed for the airport due to the continued detention of fuel ships by the aggression coalition and prevention of their entry to the port of Hodeidah.

The source called on the US administration to look realistically at the events in Yemen, and to leave all fallacies aside.

He also called for an end of US support to the aggression coalition and to US imperialist policies.