Saudi-led coalition seizes Yemen-bound fuel vessel despite truce

Saudi-led coalition seizes Yemen-bound fuel vessel despite truce

The Yemen Petroleum Company (YPC) announced on Friday that the US-backed Saudi-led aggression coalition  seized a new  fuel vessel,  carrying diesel, in a new violation of the UN-sponsored truce.

The official spokesman for the YPC, Essam al-Mutawakel said in a tweet that the Saudi-led coalition forces detained the diesel vessel  “Princess Khadija”, which is loaded with 29,226 tons of diesel, despite its inspection and obtaining entry permits from the United Nations.

He stated that the United Nations was unable to bring in the “humanitarian tankers”, either before or during the announced truce.

In early April, the UN envoy to Yemen announced a UN-sponsored humanitarian truce for a period of two months. The truce, meant to halt all military operations in the country and bring the foreign military invasion to an end, came into effect on April 2.

The deal stipulates halting offensive military operations, including cross-border attacks, and allowing fuel-laden ships to enter Yemen’s lifeline Hodeidah port and commercial flights in and out of the airport in the capital Sana’a “to predetermined destinations in the region.”