Exclusive: Int'l pressure on Sanaa to permit resumption of oil exports
A Yemeni diplomatic source says Sanaa is under international pressure to resume exporting Yemeni oil.
A wide "international pressure is growing on Sanaa to allow the resumption of Yemeni oil exports," a Yemeni diplomatic source told Al Mayadeen on Wednesday.
"The Omani delegation's visit for the second time in less than two weeks comes to mediate with Sanaa to stop targeting the oil ports in Hadhramout and Shabwah, in the east of the country," the source added.
Sanaa's conditions for resumption of oil exports
"Sanaa adheres to its conditions in terms of paying the salaries of all employees and lifting the blockade and air embargo in return for resuming Yemeni oil exports," the source stressed.
"Paying the salaries, the freedom to travel, and the entry of oil derivatives are basic rights," the source said, stressing that "negotiating about them is a waste of time."
The source told Al Mayadeen that the Saudi coalition has made of the issues of salaries and embargo negotiation cards, adding that "the Omani delegation is exerting tremendous efforts to bring together points of view on the humanitarian issue," noting that "efforts are focused on renewing the armistice."
The head of the Yemeni negotiating delegation in the Sanaa government, Mohammad Abdul Salam, stated on Monday that the difficult humanitarian situation in Yemen is a priority in the ongoing negotiations.
The Yemeni source considered that "the UN envoy's talk about working on a political settlement is surprising," stressing that the UN envoy is deceiving Yemenis and the world by spreading baseless claims.
"The talks that have been going on for a while revolve around the humanitarian file, but they stalled with the intransigence of the Saudi coalition" and their refusal to make any concessions," he explained.
Regarding the truce, he said that it "stopped military operations and ballistic missile strikes"; however, on the other hand, "the military movements of the hostile forces of the USand the West continued in the Yemeni islands and coasts in the south, east, and west."
It is worth noting that Sanaa announced in October that "the truce has ended and was not extended" after Saudi Arabia refused to pay the salaries of all state employees and pensioners and to stop the war and end the blockade.