Saudi-led coalition loots Yemen's oil and gas revenues: Al Mashat
The Head of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council says the Yemeni people suffer from the absence of any services and the suspension of salaries due to the US-Saudi aggression.
The Head of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council, Mahdi Al-Mashat, condemned on Tuesday the coalition mercenaries' looting of the Yemeni people's wealth and depositing its sum 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.
Al-Mashat detailed that the account opened in the Central Bank branch in Al-Hudaydah is still depositing the revenues of Al-Hudaydah port, including the revenues of the armistice ships.
“The other party did not commit to filling the gap for the payment of salaries," he stressed.
Salary and pension payments, according to Al-Mashat, are a basic right for all employees and pensioners.
He concluded by saying that the Yemeni people will not remain silent about the continued looting of their wealth and resources, which are transformed into companies and real estate for mercenaries abroad, while the Yemeni people suffer greatly as a result of the US blockade and brutal aggression.
The blockade of oil derivatives and preventing Yemenis from accessing them is a US aggression, affirming that confronting it is a legitimate duty.
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."
In March 2015, Saudi Arabia unleashed a catastrophic war on Yemen in coordination with its Arab allies and with arms and logistical backing from the United States and other Western countries.
Despite the fact that the Saudi-led coalition has failed to achieve any of its goals, the war has killed hundreds of thousands of Yemenis and created the world's worst humanitarian disaster.