Al-Hudaydah port is vacant of any military presence: YRSPC
Al-Hudaydah port is subjected to continuous UN visits and complies with all international marine requirements and codes, says the Yemeni Red Sea Ports Corporation.
The Yemeni Red Sea Ports Corporation (YRSPC) denied Saudi allegations that Al-Hudaydah port is used as a base for launching military actions.
In a statement, YRSPC expressed its profound regret "for the recurring scenario whereby the Saudi coalition and its tools utilize propaganda to fabricate a pretext aimed at legitimizing targeting Al-Hudaydah port as part of its hostile policy against Yemeni people."
The statement added that "Al-Hudaydah port is subjected to recurrent UN visits and complies with all international marine requirements and codes”, stressing that "the port is vacant of any military installations, or army depots."
“Imminent Saudi-led coalition’s attack on the port will lead to catastrophic humanitarian disaster", according to the statement.
The statement went on to say that Saudi-led coalition’s threat to assault Al-Hudaydah port will also have catastrophic outcomes on the region."
The Yemeni Red Sea Ports Corporation has repeated its appeal to the international community to alleviate the human suffering that Yemenis have been facing for the past 7 years.
It has also called on the international community to end the Saudi-led aggression and blockade on Yemen.
Yemen relies on Al-Hudaydah port for 90% of its imports
Furthermore, it is worth mentioning that Yemen relies on Al-Hudaydah port for 90% of its imports and for critical, life-saving aid and that more than 3,500 workers at the port have been affected by the disruption of their employment. The Saudi-led coalition's ships prevent essential supplies from entering Yemen, even in cases where vessels have permits from the UN.
Earlier, the Head of the Sanaa negotiating delegation Muhammad Abdul Salam tweeted that “Yemen's main port of Al-Hudaydah has been closed since it was bombed by Saudi coalition aircraft in late 2015," with the exception of rare humanitarian operations.
Yemen has become the site of grievous civilian suffering amid intractable Saudi aggression. More than one million people have been displaced as a result of the war on Yemen, which has resulted in cholera epidemics, medical shortages, and hunger concerns. Yemen's humanitarian catastrophe has been dubbed "the worst in the world" by the United Nations.