YEMEN Press Agency

Sanaa expresses concern about UN team delay in Safer oil tanker maintenance

SANAA, Jul. 25 (YPA) -Yemen’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed concern about the Safer oil tanker platform and on the delay in the arrival of the UN emergency maintenance and comprehensive evaluation team under a previously agreed framework.

“Since 2016, the insistence on preventing the entry of gasoline for the tanker, despite our constant and continuing appeals, has increased our concern,” Deputy Foreign Minister Hussein al-Ezzi said Sunday.

“The indifference we are witnessing being inflicted on the coasts of Aden is regrettable, and we fear that there is a systematic trend to harm our waters,” al-Ezzi added.

“The world is aware of the large restrictions imposed on Sanaa, which, through its local experts can carry out maintenance without the need for anyone else, if there was no prevention on the entry of gasoline and necessary equipment,” he explained.