Sana’a Denies Media Allegations about Entry of Fuel Ships


Sana’a-based Yemeni Petroleum Company (YPC) denied on Wednesday the arrival of any fuel ship at Hodeida port so far, confirming that the Saudi-led coalition is still holding 14 ships.

“All ships are still being held by the coalition’s navies until now, and what is being promoted by the coalition’s media outlets on releasing the fuel ships are just rumors,” said Essam Al-Mutawakel, official spokesman for the company.

Such allegations aimed at misleading public opinion and covering up the Saudi coalition’s crimes and the maritime piracy it practices through the detention of ships of oil derivatives, he added.

Al-Mutawakel confirmed that when any oil ship arrives, it will be officially announced by the company.

The spokesman confirmed that the detention of fuel vessels contradicts the International Resolution 2216 and the Sweden agreement, pointing out that Yemen is in a catastrophic situation and most sectors operate with half of their capacity due to the lack of fuel.

Al-Mutawakel expressed Sanaa’s refusal to barter the oil derivatives file and the humanitarian file in general for any military or political files.



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