The head of the supervisory committee for the implementation of the maintenance agreement for the Safer floating oil storage tanker, Ibrahim al-Siraji, has stated on Thursday, that the United Nations is “politicising the file of the Safer ship, and not abiding by the agreement.”
During a press conference at the Foreign Ministry in the capital Sana’a, al-Siraji revealed several violations committed by the United Nations team of the agreement.
Al-Siraji indicated that the agreement with the United Nations consists of 16 main points that clarify the maintenance and examination work that was supposed to be carried out by United Nations experts.
“We were surprised that the implementation plan presented by the United Nations went on canceling 10 points out of the total 16 points agreed upon, which represent 90% of the volume and importance of maintenance work,” al-Siraji said.
He pointed out that the implementation plan presented by the United Nations was limited to examinations only, without carrying out any of the agreed-upon fixes.
“The agreement was emptied of its content by the United Nations and it politicised the file which was aimed at reducing risks and not ending them,” he pointed out.
“Through the clear and repeated procrastination of the United Nations and its misleading media, it became clear to us that they want to achieve something else other than maintenance,” al-Siraji added.