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Yemen facing fuel crisis amid Saudi Arabia’s plundering of Yemeni oil despite UN truce

Abdullatif Al-washali

Press TV, Sana'a

Yemen's Oil Ministry has held a press conference in the capital Sana’a to shed light on the looting of Yemeni crude oil by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

It says Riyadh and its allies continue to block Yemeni fuel ships and steal the country’s oil despite a UN-brokered truce. More in this report by Press TV's Abdullatif Al-washali.

Yemen is facing a fuel crisis as Saudi Arabia and its allies continue to block fuel ships in violation of a UN-brokered truce and steal the country’s crude oil.

Yemen's Ministry of Oil has held a press conference in Sana'a to discuss the issue.

The ministry says the plundered oil is worth billions of dollars which is enough to pay the suspended salaries of Yemeni employees. It held the Saudi-led coalition responsible for cutting off the salaries as the oil sales are being supplied to Saudi banks.

Yemen's Petroleum Company warned of an imminent fuel crisis as Riyadh is still preventing 9 fuel ships from entering the country which is a clear violation of the UN-brokered truce. However, the world body remains silent toward the Saudi violations.

As Yemenis face a fuel crunch due to the Saudi blockade, they are urging the United Nations to force Riyadh to fulfill its commitments under the ceasefire agreement and stop detaining fuel ships headed to the country. They say pillaging Yemeni oil also reveals why the Saudi-led coalition launched a war on their country.

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