Sana’a Denies UN Officials Statements Over Safir Oil Tanker

Sana’a denied on Saturday the statements of the United Nations about the agreement for urgent maintenance of Safir oil tanker the floating off the Yemeni coasts.

The Supervisory Committee for the Implementation of the Urgent Maintenance Agreement and the comprehensive evaluation of the Floating Safir Reservoir, affirmed that the continued misleading statements made by United Nations officials, which aimed to cover up the UN’s cause of delaying the implementation of the urgent maintenance agreement and the comprehensive evaluation of the Safir, and exerting pressure to pass its violations of the agreement.

In a statement issued by the committee slammed that statement that launched by the Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric, who claimed that the committee had submitted additional requests about the commitment to the agreement of the maintenance of the tanker.

The statement indicated that the committee would inform the international community and public opinion about some facts and violations that were committed by the United Nations against the agreement.

The committee’s keenness to implement the agreement to avoid any potential catastrophe that might affect the marine environment in the Red Sea, it added.

The committee requested the United Nations experts to photograph the work that they would be doing underwater and inform the national side, but the international side also refused that.

Earlier, the UN envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffith, and Spokesman for the Secretary-General Stéphane Dujarric, accused Sanaa of not granting the UN experts entry visas to carry out urgent maintenance, while the United Nations did not present the final list of experts until February 14, 2021.

Additionally, the UN replaced a number of its experts, in two different occasions, with new others and providing expired passports to a number of others, which raises many questions about the goals of these statements and false accusations by the UN, providing the names of the unknown new experts to grant them visas by Sanaa.

Finally, the “Supervisory Committee renews its full commitment to implementing the agreement and its keenness concern for the safety of the marine environment in the Red Sea.

It called on the United Nations to show seriousness in implementing the agreement and to stop making accusations and misleading statements, noting that the agreement signed must implement in a way that prevents potential catastrophe and the marine environment in the Red Sea.