Saree: Warning strike in Hadhramout to prevent looting of Yemeni oil
Private sources tell Al Mayadeen that the strikes targeted the area between the oil tanker and the port buoy, in a clear military message to prevent the looting of Yemeni oil.
The Yemeni Armed Forces announced carrying out a minor warning strike to prevent an oil ship that was trying to loot crude oil through the port of Al-Dabba in Hadhramout Governorate.
In a statement, the spokesperson for the Yemeni Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, pointed out that the ship violated the decision issued by the competent authorities to ban the transfer and export of Yemen's sovereign oil derivatives, adding that the warning message came to prevent the continuation of the looting of Yemen's oil wealth.
Saree said the warning message "came after the competent authorities had addressed this ship and informed it of the decision based on Yemeni laws in force, as well as relevant international laws."
He underlined that the Yemeni Armed Forces "dealt with the ship through cautionary measures, through which we were keen to preserve the safety of its crew and the security of Yemen’s infrastructure."
The Spokesperson stressed that the Yemeni Armed Forces will not hesitate to fulfill their duty to stop and prevent any vessel attempting to plunder the wealth of the Yemeni people, affirming that the Armed Forces are able to launch more warning operations in defense of the great Yemeni people and to protect their wealth from looting.
Saree also renewed his warning to all domestic and foreign companies to fully comply with the decisions of Sanaa and refrain from any contribution to the plundering of Yemeni wealth.
Private sources to Al Mayadeen: Navigation companies and cargo vessels should refrain from approaching Yemen's ports
In the same context, private sources told Al Mayadeen that the operation carried out by the Yemeni Armed Forces was a warning after the ship ignored the warnings of the Economic Committee to shipping companies against looting Yemeni oil.
The sources pointed out that the strikes targeted the area between the oil tanker and the port buoy, in a clear military message to prevent the looting of Yemeni oil, noting that the Economic Committee clearly warned companies and authorities of attempts to loot Yemeni oil. However, the ship NISSOS ignored these warnings.
The sources confirmed that the warning message is a military message confirming that Sanaa is serious in its warnings and in protecting Yemeni wealth from looting, pointing out that the strike was planned to prevent the ship from looting oil and was not directly targeted at the ship or the port.
Navigation companies and cargo vessels should refrain from approaching Yemen's ports, otherwise, they will be military targets for the armed forces, the sources warned.
According to the sources, the Armed Forces in Sanaa are serious about targeting any ship that violates military directives and warnings.
It also confirmed that "the operation is an actual military translation of the warnings issued by Ansar Allah leader Sayyed Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi to shipping companies against continuing to loot Yemeni oil and not paying employees' salaries."
The statements come after Al Mayadeen correspondent confirmed earlier that an attack carried out by three drones on the port of Al-Dabba in Hadhramout, eastern Yemen, targeted an oil ship that was approaching the port to load oil.
Our correspondent stated that there were reports of two explosions in the port of Al-Dabba, east of the city of Mukalla, the capital of Hadhramout Governorate in eastern Yemen.
Yemeni local sources reported the closure of the road linking the cities of Mukalla and Al-Shahr, following the explosions that targeted the oil port of Al-Dabba.
On his part, the Governor of Hadhramout governorate, Mabkhout Bin Madi, who is appointed by the Saudi-appointed Presidential Council, stated that an attack consisting of two suicide drones targeted the oil port of Al-Dabba, with no damage reported.
Bin Madi confirmed that the oil pumping from Petromsila company toward Al-Dabba oil port in Hadhramout Governorate has been stopped.
He explained that the first strike hit the area between the Greek ship and the buoy, while the second was closer to the ship, which was moved 12 miles outside Al-Dabba port following the attack, adding that they are in the process of making security arrangements to secure the re-entry of the ship to resume work at the port.
Bin Madi added that the Greek ship was scheduled to arrive at the port of Al-Dabba a week ago but remained outside Yemeni territorial waters due to threats.
The governor also stated that this operation was preceded by threats to the Greek Ministry of Transport, which "conveyed these threats to us and to the Ministry of Oil" and pointed out that the port of Al-Nashima in Shabwah Governorate was also targeted by suicide drones with no damage reported.
Saudi coalition seizes yet another fuel tanker: Sanaa
Earlier today, the Yemeni Petroleum Company confirmed that the Saudi-led coalition has seized a fuel tanker, "Lady Sara", preventing it from reaching Al-Hudaydah port.
In a statement, the company said that the US-led Saudi coalition detained "Lady Sara", which is loaded with 8230 tons of fuel, preventing the ship from reaching the port despite being inspected and possessing the necessary permits from the United Nations.
The seizure of "Lady Sara" marks the 14th time that the Saudi-led coalition has seized tankers bound for Yemen during the last extension of the UN-brokered ceasefire, according to the Yemen Petroleum Company (YPC). Currently, the coalition continues to detain three tankers.
Al-Mashat: We will not hesitate to carry out painful strikes
Back in August, the head of the Supreme Political Council in Yemen, Mahdi Al-Mashat, considered that the US presence that was announced in Hadhramout is "clear proof of what we said about the enemies' greedy ambitions in the country."
Al-Mashat stressed that US defensive weapons will not protect the Saudi and Emirati regimes from the strikes of the Yemeni missile and drone forces and that all the measures taken by the occupation in the areas under its control are null and void.
Addressing the Saudi and Emirati regimes, Al-Mashat stressed that the Yemeni missiles and drones are "designed to reach you if you act stubbornly and insist on continuing your aggression and siege on our Yemeni people," underlining that "neither your maneuvers nor the noise of those fleets in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden" will have any impact on the Yemenis.
It is noteworthy that the armistice in Yemen expired on October 2, and the Sanaa negotiating delegation held the Saudi-led coalition of aggression "responsible for the negotiations reaching a dead end due to their intransigence."
The head of the Sanaa negotiating delegation Muhammad Abdul Salam announced that "the truce has ended and was not extended due to the intransigence of the Saudi coalition toward the humanitarian demands and natural rights of the Yemeni people."
The member of the Ansar Allah Political Bureau, Muhammad Al-Bakhiti, confirmed to Al Mayadeen earlier this month that Sanaa "has achieved development in the field of naval missiles," highlighting their "effective role in resolving the battle in the event that the siege is not lifted."
He also added that "the countries of aggression prevent ships from entering Yemen by force of arms," stressing that the Yemeni forces "will respond in a similar way."
After the truce expired on October 2, Yemen's Armed Forces Spokesperson Yahya Saree gave an ultimatum to foreign oil companies looting Yemeni oil and gas or those operating in Saudi Arabia and UAE "to arrange their situation and leave," concluding his tweet by "...forewarned is forearmed."
The Yemeni Armed Forces also gave oil companies operating in the UAE and Saudi Arabia an opportunity to arrange their matters and leave as long as the countries of the coalition of aggression are not committed to the armistice.
Along with the process of warning companies that are taking part in looting Yemen's wealth, the head of the Supreme Political Council in Yemen, Mahdi Al-Mashat, issued directives to send the final official letters to all companies and entities concerned with the looting of Yemeni sovereign wealth to completely stop looting.
The Supreme Economic Committee of the Sanaa government also sent a notice to all companies and entities [demanding] that they must permanently stop looting the Yemeni sovereign wealth.
Yemen's Supreme Political Council also warned "oil companies operating in the countries of aggression against continuing their business, and the shipping companies against moving to these countries so they are not exposed to danger" if the siege and aggression continued on Yemen by these countries.
The Council added, "We warn the oil companies operating in the countries of aggression against continuing their work in the event of the continuation of the aggression and siege and we assure the Yemeni people that the armed and security forces are able to defend and protect Yemen."