Saudi blockade seizes yet another ship carrying nearly 30,000 tons of fuel bound for Yemen

Saudi blockade seizes yet another ship carrying nearly 30,000 tons of fuel bound for Yemen

The US-Saudi aggression seized on Wednesday a new ship carrying a quantity of fuel headed for Yemen, although the vessel had received United Nations clearance.

“The US-Saudi aggression has seized the ship Princess Khadija, which was carrying 29,923 tons of diesel and mazout,” the spokesman for the Yemen Petroleum Company (YPC) Issam al-Mutawakil said.

He pointed out that the US-Saudi aggression prevented the ship from reaching the port of Hodeidah, despite its humanitarian nature and the fact that it had been inspected and had obtained entry permits from the United Nations.

The coalition had on Thursday seized two ships belonging to private sector factories that were carrying more than 51,000 tons of fuel.

The forces of the US-Saudi aggression continue to detain fuel tankers, preventing them from entering Hodeidah port, despite the completion of all inspection and auditing procedures through the mechanism of the verification and inspection mission in Djibouti (UNVIM).

YPC has repeatedly called on the international community, the United Nations and humanitarian organisations to do their duty to ensure a release of the detained fuel ships, in order to avoid an impending humanitarian catastrophe.

The official spokesman of the company held the aggression coalition led by the US, as well as the United Nations that provides cover for it, fully responsible for the consequences of the continuation of these arbitrary practices that only serve to further compound the suffering of the Yemeni people.

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