The Yemeni Petroleum Company (YPC) has announced that the US-supported Saudi forces are still holding several oil ships, including one loaded with diesel.
The company said in a statement that the aggressive Saudi-led coalition continues to detain 4 oil ships loaded with a total of 116,236 tons of petroleum and diesel for varying periods. This year so far, no oil ship has ever been allowed to enter Yemen by the Saudi-led blockade.
The company indicated that all the detained ships have completed UN procedures in Djibouti and obtain permits from the United Nations, stressing that the cargo complies with the conditions contained in the concept of verification and inspection mechanism operations. However, despite all this, the Saudi aggressors still have illegally seized the vessels and banned them from bringing their absolutely necessary fuel to Yemen.
The company affirmed the United Nations bodies’ breach of the provisions of the International Convention on Human Rights, the articles of international humanitarian law, the law of armed conflict, and all the applicable laws and customs.
The YPC noted that the continuation of detaining tanker ships will have repercussions on the Yemeni people, unless the United Nations pressures the aggressors to release them, as it is the international body concerned with facilitating the entry of imports of basic commodities.