Yemeni Deputy FM: If not for our restraint, Red Sea would be a conflict zone

Yemeni Deputy FM: If not for our restraint, Red Sea would be a conflict zone

The Deputy Foreign Minister in the National Salvation Government of Yemen, Hussein al-Ezzi, has on Thursday affirmed that the rumors by the Saudi-led coalition about an oil tanker allegedly being harassed near the Hodeidah coast are not true.

“Sana’a can only be credited with the safety of maritime navigation,” al-Ezzi said in a tweet.

“Had it not been for the restraint of Sana, the Red Sea would now be an arena of confrontations due to the aggressive approach and piracy practices of the coalition, including the detention of UN-licensed commercial ships,” the Deputy Foreign Minister added.