Yemen: NO withdrawal of Houthi from Hodeidah , NO UN inspection

July 27, 2019

The internationally recognized  Yemeni government tied on Wednesday the implementation of the  UN inspection and verification mechanism at the ports of Hodeidah  to the withdrawal of the Huthi militia from the Red Sea coastal city of Yemen.

No withdrawal no IVM

The Deputy Foreign Minister of Yemen, Mohammad Hadrami, said that the implementation of the mechanism “will only be achieved in the required way if  the implementation of the Hodeidah agreement (the withdrawal of Houthis from the city and ports of Hodeidah agreed upon the Stockholm Agreement) is implemented .”

Al-Hadrami warned of “the dangers of the deterioration of the status of Safer oil floating tank in the port of RasIssa in Hodeidah and the

Houthiscontiniousobstruction and opposition to the UN teams to reach it, despite the government’s efforts to avoid a serious environmental disaster that will affect Yemen and the whole region.”

The meeting discussed  the operation of  mechanism implementation in the ports of the Red Sea in accordance with the Stockholm Agreement and discussing the risks of the deterioration of the floating saafer tank in RasIssa.

The Yemeni Deputy Foreigne  Minister said that the  Houthis, “are responsible of the obstruction of the international assessment to  Saffar,” which contains more than one million barrels of oil, calling on the

United Nations to “bear its legal and moral responsibility and put pressure on the Houthis by all means.”

“The mechanism is keen to facilitate the smooth flow of goods and services to Yemeni ports while ensuring compliance with the arms embargo pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution 2216,” the head of the United Nations verification and inspection mechanism said. Praising the interaction and keenness of the legitimate government to address the status of the reservoir and provide all the necessary facilities for the United Nations team. “

The United Nations verification and inspection mechanism was established in Yemen in 2015 with the Alliance accusing the Houthis of smuggling Iranian missiles and weapons through Yemeni ports under their control, including Hodeidah.

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