Yet another vessel with much-needed oil supplies for Yemen illegally seized by Saudi blockade

Yet another vessel with much-needed oil supplies for Yemen illegally seized by Saudi blockade

The Yemeni Petroleum Company (YPC) said the US-backed Saudi-led aggression coalition has seized a new ship, carrying 23,960 tons of gasoline.

Issam al-Mutawakil, spokesman for the company, told The Yemeni news agency Saba that the ship named Tango had been prevented from reaching the port of Hodeidah, despite being inspected and obtaining UN entry permits. The ship was carrying diesel fuel for the electricity sector.

He explained out that the six ships laden with oil derivatives detained by the coalition forces including one loaded with gasoline and five ships loaded with 128,035 tons of gasoline and diesel.

Since the beginning of this year, no vessel has been allowed to enter the port of Hodeidah except for one diesel ship for public consumption. This one ship could only account for 6.5 percent of the actual need of the country.

Al-Mutawakil held the Saudi-led aggression as well as the United Nations, which provides cover for it, responsible for the consequences of these arbitrary practices, which have doubled the suffering of the Yemeni people.

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