Sana’a Sends Protest Note to UN Regarding Detention of Fuel Ships

Minister of Oil and Minerals in the Sana’a government, Ahmed Daris, handed over on Sunday a protest note to the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator, William Gresley, concerning the Saudi-led coalition countries’ detention of UN-authorized fuel vessels.

The oil minister called on the UN to implement international laws and resolutions regarding the release of fuel and domestic gas ships.

In turn, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator expressed his astonishment at the detention of domestic gas ships, which are not related to any military activity.

“Any ship that obtains a permit from the UN inspection body must freely reach the port of Hodeida and all areas of the Republic of Yemen,” Gresley said.

Observers of Yemeni affairs believe that the UN turns a blind eye to the suffering of the Yemeni people, denouncing its neglect of the worst humanitarian crisis in the region.

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