Yemen has the right to defend its territorial waters: Top official
The head of the Sanaa negotiating delegation Muhammad Abdul Salam confirms Yemen's right to defend the security of its territorial waters.
The head of the Sanaa negotiating delegation Muhammad Abdul Salam confirmed on Wednesday that Yemen has the right to establish the breadth of its territorial sea, as every country.
“Just as every country is concerned with defending its territorial waters, Yemen too is definitely concerned with exercising the full right of defending its security and the security of its territorial waters."
In a tweet, the top Yemeni figure commented on the recently seized Emirati military cargo ship off the coast of Al-Hudaydah by saying that the incident is not subjected to any media or political bidding.
“It’s a battle of dignity and sovereignty, which our people will continue to fight till the end.”
Earlier, the Yemeni Armed Forces announced seizing an "Emirati military cargo ship carrying military equipment that entered Yemeni waters without any license and was engaged in hostile acts."
Yemeni Armed Forces Spokesperson, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, said, "The Emirati ship targets the security and stability of the Yemeni people, and we will provide full details in a press conference in the coming hours."
Saree warned of any "aggression by the coalition against the UAE military cargo ship, which includes a crew of people from different nationalities and which was seized while it was carrying out flagrant aggression against the Yemeni people."