«The coalition » escalates economic war: retaliatory measures to cut off the Yemenis’ last resources
The capital Sana’a, along with the provinces under the control of the Government of Salvation, is experiencing a severe shortage of fuel and food as a result of the recent measures taken by the government of Riyadh under the direction of the US-backed Saudi-led coalition , aiming at cutting off the remaining economic resources of Yemenis and using the catastrophic effects of that to blackmail «AnsarAllah», part of the Yemeni army forces.
The operations of the Coalition threaten the Grain Silos in the city of Hodeidah
During the last few days, the coalition targeted the stores of international humanitarian organizations and their warehouses, namely UNICEF and the World Food Program. Troops loyal to the “coalition” also threaten Red Sea Mills and Grain Silos in Hodeidah, which are the strategic food store for a number of Yemeni provinces. According to the official spokesman of the Ministry of Health in the capital Sana’a, Yousef Al-Haderi, in an interview with the «news», that «there is international complicity exposed in the crimes and violations in Hodeidah», pointing out that the Ministry of Health warned of the disastrous consequences for millions of Yemenis if the coalition forces targete the stores of international organizations, before the latter was targeted, and it called on the United Nations to work to protect those stores, but the ministry was surprised by the response of the World Food Program after one of its stores was bombed that it didn’t identify the responsible party and hinted at the possibility of suspension of its humanitarian activity in Hodeidah. Hadi government , for its part, incited the food stores of international organizations in recent days to justify targeting them in an attempt, for more than a year ,to control the relief aid, and withdraw it from the port of Hodeidah to Ade to deprive millions of Yemenis from it and to use it politically away from its humanitarian purpose.
Houthi meets with Griffith
The leader of the Movement «Ansarallah», Abdul Malik al-Houthi, yesterday, met with the UN envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffith, according to a spokesman for the movement, Mohamed Abdel Salam. Abdel Salam said that during the meeting, they discussed ways to prepare for future consultations, what the Yemeni people suffer of restrictions and economic procedures, and the consequent humanitarian situation caused by unjust measures by the forces of the coalition ,which deliberately target the citizens’ daily lives. “We are keen on peace, security and stability as a constant choice sought by the Yemeni people,” he said, quating from Houthi. Griffith also met with the President of the Supreme Political Council, Mahdi al-Mashat,and the head of the Salvation Government ,Abdul Aziz bin Habtoor, and the head of Representative Parliament ,Yahya al-Ra’i. The official «Saba» agency of the «Salvation», said that the meeting discussed «aspects related to the collapse of the Geneva consultations, as well as arrangements for a round of consultations to resume the resumption of the political process and peace in Yemen»