Details about Saudi attacks on telecommunications sector in Yemen released by ministry

Details about Saudi attacks on telecommunications sector in Yemen released by ministry

The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology organized an event on the occasion of the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, May 17, 2023.

The Ministry explained that the US-Saudi aggression launched more than 2,760 attacks on its facilities, calling for standing in front of the suffering of the Yemenis and stopping all forms of aggression and violations against the communications infrastructure.

“The UN has a responsibility to take care of communications, and it must bear responsibility for what communications are exposed to in Yemen,” Prime Minister Abdulaziz bin Habtoor said.

Bin Habtoor pointed out that the Ministry of Communications is still steadfast and provides its services despite the aggressive targeting that affected all its sectors.

The statement of the Ministry of Communication indicated that the infrastructure was subjected to direct bombardment by the aggression’s warplanes. Its raids destroyed more than 1,106 facilities with more than 2,760 raids, killing more than 79 citizens and dozens of injured.

The statement indicated that the US-Saudi aggression raids isolated more than 114 villages and cities and separated millions of Yemenis from communication.

It explained that the US-Saudi aggression continues to prevent the arrival of technical equipment and spare parts necessary to restart the destroyed communication sites and towers.

“We are holding this event on the 54th anniversary of World Telecommunications Day, and Yemen is among the least developed countries due to the aggression and blockade,” the Minister of Communications Misfer Al-Numeir said.