Sana’a Expressed Concern of Delay Arrival of UN Maintenance Team to Safer Tanker

Deputy Foreign Minister in Sana’a government, Hussein al-Ezzi, expressed concern about the Safer oil tanker and the delay in the arrival of the UN emergency maintenance and comprehensive evaluation team under the agreed framework.

“Since 2016, the insistence on preventing the entry of gasoline for the tanker, despite our constant and continuing appeals, has increased our concern,” Deputy Foreign Minister Hussein al-Ezzi said Sunday.

“The indifference we are witnessing now to the pollution that has been inflicted on the coasts of Aden is regrettable and we fear that there is a systematic trend to harm our waters,” al-Ezzi added.

A satellite image of the FSO Safer tanker moored off Ras Issa port, in Yemen, June 17, 2020. (Maxar Technologies via AP)

“The world is aware of the large restrictions imposed on Sanaa, which, through its local experts can carry out maintenance without the need for anyone else, if there was no prevention on the entry of gasoline and necessary equipment,” he explained.

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