Saudi coalition extracts movie scenes, says show port of Al-Hudaydah
The Saudi coalition extracts scenes from a US movie and claims scenes show assembling and installing ballistic missiles in the port of Al-Hudaydah.
The Saudi coalition published scenes claiming to be showing the port of Al-Hudaydah but turned out to be extracted from a 2009 American documentary film about the US invasion of Afghanistan.
The coalition had published a video in which it claimed it showed scenes from the site of assembling and installing ballistic missiles in the port of Al-Hudaydah.
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However, the scenes were cut from the Severe Clear documentary, specifically an hour, nine minutes, and 54 seconds after its beginning.
Baseless media fabrication
In the same context, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Sanaa government denied the legitimacy of what the spokesperson for the Saudi coalition contended regarding the ports of Al-Hudaydah and Ras Isa, describing the remarks as "[moral] bankruptcy and a baseless media fabrication."
"The farcical attempts to justify the coalition of aggression's targeting of Yemeni ports are nothing more than a cheap cinematic move that shows the world the disgraceful failure that Saudi Arabia is experiencing," the ministry said in a statement.
This comes in response to Turki Al Maliki, the Saudi coalition spokesperson, who claimed Saturday the presence of "evidence" regarding the military use of the ports of Al-Hudaydah and Saleef.
Yemen relies on Al-Hudaydah port for 90% of its imports
Furthermore, it is worth mentioning that Yemen relies on Al-Hudaydah port for 90% of its imports and for critical, life-saving aid and that more than 3,500 workers at the port have been affected by the disruption of their employment. The Saudi-led coalition's ships prevent essential supplies from entering Yemen, even in cases where vessels have permits from the UN.
A couple of days ago, the Yemeni Red Sea Ports Corporation (YRSPC) denied Saudi allegations that Al-Hudaydah port is used as a base for launching military actions.
In a statement, YRSPC expressed its profound regret "for the recurring scenario whereby the Saudi coalition and its tools utilize propaganda to fabricate a pretext aimed at legitimizing targeting Al-Hudaydah port as part of its hostile policy against Yemeni people."
The Head of the Sanaa negotiating delegation Muhammad Abdul Salam tweeted that “Yemen's main port of Al-Hudaydah has been closed since it was bombed by Saudi coalition aircraft in late 2015," with the exception of rare humanitarian operations.