UAE continues to plunder occupied Socotra archipelago

UAE continues to plunder occupied Socotra archipelago

The UAE occupation has continued to tamper with the Yemeni island of Socotra by plundering the natural resources and capabilities of the archipelago and transporting them via commercial ships to Abu Dhabi.

Sources familiar with the Yemeni island of Socotra said the commercial ships through local and Emirati investors, during the past weeks, transported hundreds of tons of coral reef stones, which were thrown by the sea to the coast of Socotra, during stages of hurricanes and tides that the archipelago has been exposed to recently.

Environmental protection experts warned of the absurd practices of the UAE, which pose a threat to marine life, especially in light of the continued transfer and export of the archipelago’s wealth, and the possibility that it may reach the extraction of coral stones from the depths of the sea in the future.

According to observers, the UAE, which is viewed by the local population of the island and Yemenis in general as an occupying power, has stolen perennial trees, quantities of coral reefs, rare birds and other unique components of the island, since the first day of its control of the Socotra Archipelago in April 2016.

The environmental destruction operations that Socotra Island is exposed to take place in the shadow of the silence of the “government” loyal to the Saudi-led aggression.