Sanaa vows direct military action against anyone approaching ports
The head of the Sanaa government says Sanaa will not allow any party to come to Yemen and plunder its oil and gas unless there is an agreement.
The head of the Sanaa government, Abdul Aziz bin Habtoor, pointed out on Thursday that the two countries of aggression, along with the government of mercenaries, have been smuggling Yemeni oil and gas for the past eight years and benefitting from billions of money.
In an interview for Al Mayadeen, bin Habtoor said Sanaa delivered some sort of a security message first, but if the other sides do not grasp it, "we will turn these security messages into clear military action against any company that approaches the ports of the Republic of Yemen, whether in Aden, Al-Hudaydah, Al-Dhaba, or Al-Nusheima."
Bin Habtoor indicated that Sanaa declared from the first moment its readiness to extend the truce, provided that the issue of salaries for employees in the civil, military, and security sectors is resolved.
He underlined that the government made a clear decision that it will not allow any party to come to Yemen and plunder its oil and gas without an agreement with Sanaa.
The Yemeni official affirmed that Sanaa is responsible for all Yemeni ports, warning that any international company that crosses the red lines and wants to loot Yemen's oil and gas will be subject to punishment from the Yemeni army.
Bin Habtoor indicated that Sanaa does not want any side to give the employees' salaries as a charity, but rather it wants to benefit from Yemeni oil and gas, highlighting that Sanaa is responsible for 85% of the manpower, including employees, security personnel, and military personnel.
He stressed that it makes no sense to reach an agreement with a handful of mercenaries who are responsible for only 15% of the manpower, while the Supreme Political Council and the National Salvation Government are responsible for the largest number of employees.
Bin Habtoor affirmed that Sanaa will not allow any company to take a single liter of oil without reaching an understanding with it first.
Regarding the visit of a Saudi delegation to Sanaa, the head of the Sanaa government clarified that there are numerous files between Sanaa and Saudi aggression, pointing out that there is a file related to prisoners and missing persons, as well as a file related to the issue of peace and the economic aspect.
This comes a couple of days after Yemeni Armed Forces spokesperson, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, stated that the Yemeni forces "succeeded in forcing an oil tanker that tried to approach the port of Al-Dhaba in the south of the country to leave."
It is noteworthy that on October 21, the Yemeni armed forces carried out a warning strike in the vicinity of Al-Dhaba port in Hadramout Governorate, as part of the practical implementation of steps to confront the continuous looting of Yemeni oil.