Saturday, 25 November, 2017

'No Indication' Saudi Coalition Reopening Yemen Ports

UN says Saudi's closure of Yemen's seaports undoes progress in fight against famine and cholera 'No Indication' Saudi Coalition Reopening Yemen Ports
Erik Tate | 15 November, 2017, 01:06

Yemen's national airline said a commercial flight had landed at Aden worldwide airport on Tuesday after acquiring security permits, a step that will ease a blockade on one of the poorest Arab nations.

Hedile noted the first flight carrying 218 passengers took off today. On Monday, the coalition said it would reopen ports in areas held by allied forces and loosen restrictions it had raised after the firing of the missile, which was intercepted near Riyadh's worldwide airport.

Saudi Arabia announced it shut down all ports after a November 4 ballistic missile attack on Riyadh near its worldwide airport by the Shiite rebels known as Houthis.

Saudi Arabia's United Nations ambassador is denying that there has been an embargo on Yemen, saying "a temporary procedure" was taken for a few days to ensure the safety and security of Yemenis and Saudis and supplies were available. The Houthis have denied that. REUTERS/Khaled AbdullahMcGoldrick said the Saudi plan to supply Yemen through the Saudi port of Jizan in the north and Aden in the south was too complicated, dangerous, slow and expensive, adding an estimated $30 per tonne to every shipment.

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"Simply because it shares a border with Yemen, Saudi Arabia has used the full leverage offered by United States and UK military support to tighten a blockade on Yemen and hinder efforts to send humanitarian aid, causing severe food shortage and lack of medical supplies".

The Saudi-led coalition hopes that will prevent "the smuggling of weapons, ammunitions, missile parts and cash that are regularly being supplied by Iran and Iranian accomplices to the Houthi rebels", the statement said. The coalition closed all Yemen air, land and seaports last week in response to a rebel ballistic missile attack on Riyadh.

All humanitarian flights to Sanaa airport and all humanitarian and commercial vessel movements to the seaports of Hudaydah and Saleef have remained blocked since November 6, when the Saudi-led military coalition imposed a land, sea and air blockade on Yemen, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric quoted the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) as saying. However, Saudi Arabia demanded more rigorous checks at the Red Sea port of Hodeida, which is being controlled by the rebels.

A man walks through rubble in the Yemeni city of Sa'ada following airstrikes in 2015.

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