Saudi detention of fuel ships already cost Yemen 32 million dollars since beginning of 2021

Saudi detention of fuel ships already cost Yemen 32 million dollars since beginning of 2021

The Yemeni Petroleum Company  (YPC) confirmed that the fines of detaining oil derivative ships by the US-Saudi aggression during the year 2021 amounted to 32 million dollars.

The company’s spokesman, Essam Al-Mutawakkil, stated that the Yemeni people have also incurred fines for detained fuel ships during the past year, which reached 91 million dollars, equivalent to 54 billion Yemeni riyals.

Al-Mutawakkil said, during a protest by employees of the YPC on Friday in front of the United Nations office in Sana’a, that “the historical truth is that the aggression is holding ships carrying essential imports.”

He explained that the situation in Yemen has become “catastrophic” as a result of the continued detention of oil derivative ships.

“All we hear from the United Nations or the international community are condemnations, media statements and a feeling of anxiety, but the situation in Yemen has become disastrous today, and feelings of anxiety and statements do not suffice,” he added.

He indicated that during the era of the previous US administration, the siege on oil derivatives increased, and that since the Biden administration reached the White House, the Saudis imposed a complete blockade and thus have sentenced the Yemeni people to death.

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