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Al-Rahwi : UN’s Silence Towards Detaining Oil Ships Part of US-Saudi Aggression

Member of the Supreme Political Council, Ahmed Ghaleb Al-Rahwi, confirmed that the United Nations’ silent towards the aggression detention of oil derivative ships, despite obtaining entry permits, makes the UN a partner in the aggression and siege on the Yemeni people. During the March and protest vigil organized by the Yemeni Oil Company, Tuesday, on the anniversary of 500 days of a set-in, in front of the United Nations office in Sana’a, Al-Rahwi pointed out that the constant blockade and the detention of oil derivative ships result in catastrophic repercussions on the Yemeni people.

He called on the United Nations to triumph for its humanitarian laws and charters, indicating that its continued silence about the crimes by the aggression on the Yemeni people exposes its true function.

He said, “Despite the blockade, aggression and arbitrary practices, the Yemeni people have proven that they will steadfast. They will not kneel but will triumph.”

Minister of Oil and Minerals, Ahmed Dares said that “we knocked on all doors of the international organizations and addressed the United Nations and the world to release the oil derivatives ships, but no one cares.” The Minister reiterated his demand for the United Nations to play its role to avoid an imminent humanitarian disaster threatening millions of Yemeni people.

The participants in the march, that started from the southern 60th Street to the front of the United Nations office in Sana’a, raised slogans condemning the arbitrary practices of the aggression coalition countries and their continuing acts of maritime piracy on ships. They also held the United Nations the full responsibility.

Meanwhile, the spokesman for the Ministry of Health, Youssef Al-Hadri, announced that the health sector is on the verge of a complete collapse in case the oil derivative ships are not allowed to enter Hodeidah port. He called on all the free people to support the Yemeni people through similar protests.

He considered the United Nations a partner in the aggression and siege due to its silence towards the arbitrary practices of the aggression, indicating that the United Nations has a suspicious agenda in Yemen that is not commensurate with the humanitarian goals for its establishment.

For his part, the head of the Tribal Cohesion Council, Sheikh Dhaifallah Rassam, affirmed that the Yemeni tribes condemn the aggressive countries’ piracy and their attempts to harm the Yemeni people, calling on the United Nations to play its role.

The statement issued in the march and the stand, which was read by the official spokesman for the oil company, Issam Al-Mutawakel, condemned the continued detention of oil derivative ships by the aggression coalition. He indicated that the aggressive forces are still holding 19 oil ships, including 15 ships carrying 371 tons of gasoline and diesel for various periods. It reached maximum of (142) days

 

He pointed out that the percentage of the diesel released is 15 percent of the total actual need in the normal situation within 88 days. While the percentage of released quantities of gasoline reached 25 percent of the total actual need in the normal situation during the same period

The statement pointed out that the delay fines imposed on the fuel ships currently detained so far exceeded $31 million, which could be increased due to the continued detention, stressing that the diesel fuel will be completely depleted during the next two days.

The statement held the United Nations and the aggressive forces responsible over the grave humanitarian violations resulting from maritime piragcy, the practices of collective punishment practices and the consequences of the collapse of the operational capabilities of the vital sectors.

He called on all free people in Yemen, the region and the world to continue to strengthen the levels of solidarity against the practices of maritime piracy and collective punishment, and the victory for human values and noble principles.

While a joint statement of the trade union, committees condemned the international silence towards the arbitrary practices of the aggressive countries and their continued detention of oil derivative ships, calling for lifting the blockade to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe due to the suspension of the service and vital sectors in the country.

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