Sanaa: We haven't seen flexibility in oil ship entry since truce start
Sanaa accuses the Saudi coalition of not complying with the terms of the UN truce in Yemen and criticizes the United Nations' role in implementing its provisions.
Sanaa accused on Friday the Saudi-led coalition of not complying with the terms of the United Nations armistice in force in Yemen, criticizing the role of the United Nations in implementing its provisions.
Yemen Petroleum Company (YCP) spokesperson Issam Yahya Al-Mutawakkil told the Yemeni Al-Masirah channel that "it was agreed that 54 oil ships will enter Yemen; however, only 33 ships have arrived since the start of the temporary truce."
He added that "the coalition of aggression is currently holding three ships, including two diesel ships for the electricity sector and a diesel ship, all of which have had the United Nations permits," noting that "the UN envoy along with the United Nations did not move as needed to pressure the coalition of aggression to allow the entry of the oil derivatives ships."
He added, "We did not see a flexible entry of oil ships, as the UN spokesman claimed, since the start of the truce," noting that "the countries of aggression and the United Nations restricted imports to Emirati ports and to the payment in advance for the benefit of Emirati banks."
The spokesperson for the oil company in Sanaa criticized the United Nations, saying that it "is only moving to collect financial aid at the expense of the Yemeni people, while it is not moving to lift the blockade."
A few days ago, the Yemeni Petroleum Company (YPC) in Sanaa said that "the coalition of aggression is seizing a diesel ship despite obtaining entry permits from the United Nations, in a new violation of the temporary armistice."
On August 4, the Yemeni news agency Saba reported that the Saudi-led coalition looted crude oil and gas revenues in Yemen, "equivalent to the salaries of all state employees for a period of 7 months."