Amid Economic Struggle and Starvation, Yemen Is Facing War of Another Kind!
US-Saudi aggression led by Saudi Arabia launched its aggression against Yemen four years ago with direct American support to impose its dictates on the unarmed people of Yemen.
The aggression was not limited to the military side, but extended to the aspects of people’s life and the economic sector as well. The forces of aggression forces are used to bomb Yemeni cities and governorates with the most sophisticated Western weapons in a desperate attempt to change the balance of power in Yemen in favor of its pro-aggression government, headed by AbduRabbo Hadi.
More than ten thousand Yemeni people, women, children and the elderly have been killed in the attack. Dozens of thousands have been wounded in the bloody and fierce war waged by the US-Saudi aggression against Yemen.
The aggression not only committed many crimes and caused tragedies, but resorted to an economic war along with its military aggression. Since the first moment of the aggression on Yemen, the siege of the Yemeni People, the closure of all ports, and corridors of land sea and air and systematic targeting of economic infrastructure of factories, companies and laboratories. By closing ports and corridors, Saudi Arabia wanted to deprive the Yemeni People of billions of riyals of tax and customs revenues. Aggression forces also attacked grain silos, food stores, markets, commercial complexes, power plants, fuel, poultry farms and food stock.
By this suffocating siege and the destruction of infrastructure, most of the Yemeni economic establishments went outside the production process, which cost the Yemeni economy huge losses and created social crises characterized by unemployment and poverty.
The forces of aggression also targeted the Central Bank of Yemen, where it was transferred from Sanaa to Aden in an illegal move. These forces also printed trillions of the Yemeni currency continuously without monetary cover, which was clearly reflected in the insane rise in the prices of basic foodstuffs, medicines and oil derivatives in an effort to deepen The tragedy of the Yemeni people at the peak of life, and pressure the economic paper to accept any solutions unfair and humiliating.
The forces of aggression also targeted the Central Bank of Yemen, by moving it from Sana’a to Aden in an illegal move. These forces also printed trillions of the Yemeni currency continuously without cash cover, which was clearly reflected in the rise in prices of basic foodstuffs, medicines and oil derivatives. This has deepened the tragedy of the Yemeni people at the summit of life, and pressure the economic paper to accept any unfair and humiliating solution.
Contemplating what is woven from conspiracies and schemes to humiliate the people of Yemen and its stagnation, it undoubtedly includes the seriousness of that. It is certain that the main reason for the deterioration of the Yemeni economy, the collapse of the exchange rate and the rise in prices is due mainly to the economic war waged by the forces of aggression and its mercenaries.
Yemen’s Higher Economic Committee said it was considering “all options” to respond to the continued escalation in the economic war imposed on the Yemeni People by the US-Saudi aggression.
In addition to the military and economic aggression against Yemen, the Yemeni people stressed the need to target the economic interests of the countries of aggression in response to the destruction of infrastructure and the Yemeni economy.
For four years now, the Yemeni People have been steadfast in the worst military and economic aggression against one of the poorest countries in the world under the international silence and western slowdown. The aggression forces have not been able to break the will of this people despite the suffocating siege and the crimes they commit against it.
This post originally ran on Almasirah English