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Saudi Arabia extends unilateral ceasefire for 30 more days

Damaged buildings are seen after Saudi Arabia carried out air strikes in Yemen.

Mohammed al-Attab 
Press TV, Sana'a 

With the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan, Saudi Arabia has extended its unilateral truce for another 30 days. This is while the Yemeni army spokesperson accused Riyadh of carrying out more than 300 air raids since its previous declaration. Experts say Saudi Arabia’s declarations of unilateral ceasefires are merely media propaganda.

Military experts say Saudi Arabia should learn a lesson from its years-long military campaign in which it failed to score any progress on the ground. They say it’s time for Riyadh to give the country's political factions the chance to resolve their differences peacefully.

Meanwhile Yemen’s National Oil Company condemned Riyadh’s restrictions on fuel imports. In the presser held by the company, shocking figures have been revealed about how billions of dollars have been wasted due to the prolonged restrictions imposed by the kingdom on imports, an issue that directly impacts the increase in prices of goods. Economic experts say such moves put more strain on ordinary people, especially with advent of the holy month of Ramadan.

According to the World Food Program’s recent statistics, over 17 million Yemenis suffer from malnutrition, food insecurity and they depend on foreign aid. Experts warn that Yemenis could not face more than three fronts at once, namely the looming threat of COVID-19 besides years-long Saudi devastating war and its crippling blockade.

Yemenis say the unilateral ceasefires which Saudi Arabia declares every now and then have not eased the pressure on ordinary people. However, they hope the latest truce for the holy month of Ramadan will ultimately lead to an end to the Saudi aggression.

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