The Yemeni Petroleum Company (YPC) had denied on Wednesday that any fuel ship has arrived at Hodeidah port so far.
“Our information says that four oil vessels, none of which have yet arrived, will be allowed to enter, and it is strange that three of them belong to the private sector factories and only one is for the public sector,” said Essam Al-Mutawakkil, official spokesman for the company.
Al-Mutawakkil explained that what is being promoted by the Saudi-led coalition media on releasing the fuel ships “are just rumors”, indicating that when any ship arrives, it will be officially announced by the company.
“Such allegations are aimed at misleading public opinion and covering up the coalition’s crimes and the maritime piracy it practices through the detention of ships carrying oil derivatives,” he added.
The spokesman confirmed that the detention of fuel vessels contradicts International Resolution 2216 and the Stockholm Agreement, pointing out that Yemen is in a catastrophic situation and most sectors operate with half of their capacity due to the lack of fuel.
Al-Mutawakkil expressed Yemen’s refusal to barter on the oil derivatives issue and the humanitarian rights of Yemenis in any political or military discussion.