Saudi Arabia: Today, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed the Kingdom’s welcome to the statement issued by the legitimate Yemeni government regarding the exceptional approval of the United Nations request to allow a number of fuel ships to enter the ports of Hodeidah, provided that their legal procedures are completed simultaneously under the UN mechanism.
The ministry said in a statement, “The Kingdom is keen to support the success of the truce sponsored by the United Nations and categorically rejects the Houthi militias’ exploitation of the international community and the coalition’s keenness on peace through the Houthi militia’s intransigence and refusal to implement their commitments, but even refused the entry mechanism for oil derivatives ships to the ports of Hodeidah.”
In force since December 2019 under the supervision of the United Nations, with the aim of returning to war and thwarting the truce sponsored by the United Nations and escaping from its obligations, especially those related to paying the salaries of employees in its areas of control.
She added that the Kingdom appreciates the legitimate Yemeni government’s decision to enter the stranded ships due to the Houthis’ refusal and its exclusion from the mechanism followed to enter the ships until the end of the truce, taking into account the humanitarian situation and supporting the efforts of the United Nations and giving an opportunity to achieve progress for the UN envoy to Yemen, Hans Grundberg, and to deal positively with efforts aimed at reaching a settlement. A comprehensive political solution to the Yemeni crisis.
Yesterday, the Yemeni government announced its approval to allow a number of fuel ships to enter the ports of Hodeidah on an exceptional basis, at the request of the United Nations, provided that the legal procedures are completed simultaneously under the UN mechanism.