Red Sea suffers by $945 the Saudi-led coalition
Yemeni Red Sea Ports Corporation confirmed that its ports are civil, commercial and compliant with the international system of port security, and that all vessels returning to it show the greatest possible cooperation and facilities.
The Corporation revealed that the financial losses since the start of the coalition’s siege and war amounted to more than $ 945 million, adding that the coalition continues to blockade the ports despite that its is certified by the United Nations, as a relief port for the Yemeni people,and calling on the United Nations to shoulder its responsibilities, lift the siege and allow the entry of commercial and relief ships detained by the coalition countries.
Earlier this year,the Supreme Political Council in a meeting chaired by President Mahdi al-Mashat renewed the Republic of Yemen’s keenness on the security of the Red Sea especially in light of the tension witnessed by the region,calling on the international community to commit to lifting the siege on Yemen, in the forefront of that the sea blockade, and not restrict the access of food and commercial vessels to the Yemeni ports, especially the port of Hodeidah.
It also praised the UN envoy efforts to implement the Stockholm Agreement and resume the political process, the Council warned at the same against any escalation by thecoalition on the border and coast fronts.
In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.
Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.