The Yemeni Petroleum Company (YPC) on Tuesday announced that the US-backed Saudi-led coalition held two fuel ships despite being inspected and obtaining entry permits from the United Nations.
The company’s spokesman, Essam Al-Mutawakel, explained in a statement that “the coalition, in partnership with the United Nations, continues to violate the temporary truce by seizing the two petrol-loaded ships ‘Super Emerald’ and ‘Ocean Automen’, which have been inspected and given entry permits to the port of Hodeidah.”
تحالف العدوان بقيادة أمريكا وبشراكة الأمم المتحدة يواصلون خرق الهدنة المؤقتة ويحتجزون سفينتي البنزين ( سوبر ايميرالد – أوتشن أوتيومن ) بالرغم من تفيتشهما وحصولهما على تصاريح دخول من الأمم المتحدة ،وبذلك يرتفع عدد السفن المحتجزة الى 12 سفن وقود.https://t.co/ynd1uqO6Jw pic.twitter.com/erIyJSCoKo
— عصام المتوكل (@YPCSpokesperson) September 6, 2022
He added that the number of fuel ships detained by the coalition reached 12.
Al-Mutawakel pointed out that “the aggression coalition and its mercenaries deliberately, through their arbitrary practices in piracy on fuel ships, waste the opportunities and evade the implementation of the provisions of the temporary truce to increase the suffering of the Yemeni people.”
“The complicity of the United Nations and its shameful silence on the intransigence of the aggression coalition and its continued restricting on the Yemeni people in the aspects of living has become open and clear,” he said.
The spokesman held the coalition forces and the United Nations fully responsible for the humanitarian and economic repercussions of piracy, the continuation of the siege and the detention of fuel ships.