Yemen Petroleum Company condemns UN inaction against Saudi acts of piracy

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The Yemen Petroleum Company (YPC) said that the poor permits issued by UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism for Yemen ( UNVIM) to the fuel ships are a clear evidence of the absurdity and bias of the United Nations in favour of the coalition at the expense of the suffering Yemeni people.

The statement came during a vigil that was carried out by the employees in front of the United Nations office in Sana’a on Friday.

A statement issued in the protest confirmed that the UN has contributed to the oil crisis in Yemen, because of its voluntary service to the coalition of invaders.

The YPC pointed out that the UN “continues its complicity with Saudi-led coalition’s violations, and misleads the world through briefings of its envoys to the Security Council, which shows how dependent it is on the states of the coalition.”

“The UN envoy’s briefing does not address the cause of the disaster in Yemen, and even does not condemn the acts of piracy. It does not call on the international community and actors to put pressure on the coalition countries to stop detaining fuel ships. It should protect Yemeni human rights and maintain international law,” the statement read.

The statement called on the free people of the world to stand with the Yemeni people and put pressure on the coalition countries and the United Nations to release the detained fuel vessels.

The Company also renewed the call on the UN to put pressure on the aggression coalition to release all the detained fuel ships, lift the ban on Sana’a International Airport and Ras Issa port, and to safeguard the Yemeni economy from being targeted.

The coalition forces are still holding five ships, including one loaded with mazout and one loaded with domestic gas, despite the fact that these ships have been granted entry permits by the UNVIM.