Oil pipeline sabotaged in Shabwah, Yemen
A local source in Yemen's Shabwah Governorate reveals that armed gunmen blew up a crude oil pipeline.
Armed groups on Saturday blew up a crude oil pipeline in Yemen's oil-rich Shabwah governorate, in the country's southeast.
Local sources said armed gunmen blew up the oil pipeline, causing a fire and a crude oil spill, adding that the gunmen in question were soldiers who sabotaged the pipeline in response to being discharged from their unit.
This act of sabotage is the second in two months to target oil pipelines. One pipeline was attacked earlier on August 4, also in Shabwa. Repeated acts of sabotage on Yemen's oil infrastructure are causing even more damage to the war-ravaged and poverty- and famine-stricken country.
The head of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council, Mahdi Al-Mashat, condemned on August 2 the coalition mercenaries' looting of the Yemeni people's wealth and the depositing of the sums in the National Bank of Saudi Arabia.
During a meeting with Shabwa Governorate Undersecretary for Oil and Gas Affairs Al-Hassan Al-Harthi, he added that the Yemeni people suffer from the absence of services and the suspension of salaries due to the US-Saudi aggression.
“The oil and gas revenues looted by the mercenaries of the aggression are sufficient to disburse the salaries of all state employees and pensioners and achieve broad development at the national level," he added.
The top Yemeni figure called on the international community and the United Nations to put pressure on the mercenaries of aggression to fulfill their commitments under the Stockholm Agreement and to pay the salaries deficit of all state employees and pensioners.