YPC: UN Representative Lies About Total Number Of Fuel Ships Arriving In Hodeidah


Yemen Petroleum Company (YPC) confirmed Friday that the UN representative continues to mislead the International community about the total number of fuel ships arriving at the port of Hodeidah.
The executive director of the company, Ammar Al-Adrai, told Almasirah that “the total number of fuel ships that entered through Hodeidah, according to the timeline of the UN-sponsored truce, is only 24 ships.”

Denying what Grundberg said that the ships coming to Hodeidah are subject to procedures, Al-Adrai confirmed that they are taken by the US-Saudi aggression after obtaining the UN permits, indicating that all the ships that arrived at the port of Hodeidah were subjected to piracy and detention.

Al-Adhra’i revealed that more than 2 million barrels of crude oil were looted per month through the occupied ports by the US-Saudi mercenaries.

On Wednesday, the company confirmed that all ships arriving at the port of Hodeidah are subjected to piracy and detention for varying periods by the US-Saudi aggression.

In a statement, it pointed out that the fines for delay during the two truce periods amounted to more than 4.5 million dollars.

The statement pointed out that during the two truce periods, only 24 out of 36 fuel ships reached the port of Hodeidah, calling on the United Nations to assume its full responsibilities and oblige the coalition of aggression to release the detained ships and stop piracy and arbitrary detention.

In early April, after Yemen’s Supreme Political Council declared a voluntary and unilateral three-day pause in retaliatory strikes against targets in Saudi Arabia, the UN special envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, announced the nationwide ceasefire, for the first time since 2015.

The deal stipulates halting offensive military operations, including cross-border attacks, and allowing fuel-laden ships to enter Yemen’s lifeline Hodeidah port and commercial flights in and out of the airport in the capital Sana’a “to predetermined destinations in the region .”

However, in light of UN silence, the Saudi-led aggression was still obstructing flights to the Sana’a International Airport in Yemen’s capital and detaining fuel ships that were headed to the country. The fires of the aggression side did not subside along the fronts, on the borders and inside, including shelling, reconnaissance, development and crawl.

In early June, the United Nations announced that Yemen’s National Salvation Government and the US-Saudi coalition have agreed to renew the two-month truce after days of negotiations and promises to fulfill the terms of the agreement.

The UN envoy noted that the truce was extended under the same terms as the previous one.

The United Nations continues to condone the crimes committed by the Saudi-led aggression. It only holds the coalition responsible for crimes when it seeks to blackmail the Kingdom and oblige it to pay millions of dollars. The UN is not concerned with the souls of the victims, as it provided cover for this aggression for years, and kept silent in the face of many of its criminal practices, whether through raids or sieges.

Since June 2020, the aggression and its allied government have continued to prevent fuel ships from entering the port of Hodeidah, except for a few ships that entered the port with a large time difference between each ship. Most of the ships left the place where they were being held by the forces of aggression, with their full cargo, after accumulating delay fines, exceeding the price of the cargo.

A suffocating fuel crisis in all governorates is experienced under the authority of Sana’a. Most of the important vital sectors, especially the health sector, are threatened with suspension, while work has been disrupted in many productive and service sectors, which caused economic losses of millions of dollars.