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Yemen: Fuel shortages hit Sanaa as oil shipments blocked at Hodeidah

3 20.09.2019 Инфо

M/S Queues of cars attempting to reach oil station, Sanaa
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SOT, Ali Mohammed Al-Salami, citizen (Arabic): "There is hunger, there is no oil and no country, no society, no one [is taking action]. This means that the Yemeni people will die while the world is watching."
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SOT, Ahmed Abdullah Daris, Houthi Minister of Oil in the Government of Sana'a (Arabic): "We would like to emphasise that the Yemeni people will not yield and will not give up and everyone knows that they have faced five years [of conflict] today. This increases the incitement of society against those who manipulate its power and its gas and oil derivatives completely."
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SOT, Amin al-Shabati, Spokesman for the Yemeni Oil Company in Sanaa (Arabic): "The reason is the detention of ships of oil derivatives by the 'aggression coalition' [Saudi-led coalition] and their mercenaries under false allegations, to collect illegal fees through which they make illegal gains and finance [their forces]. There are no alternatives except the entry of the oil derivative ships, as Hodeidah port is the only port, and the only port to cover all provinces here with oil derivatives and cover the needs of the citizens."
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SCRIPT
Sanaa was hit by new fuel shortages on Thursday, after shipments of oil were blocked at the port of Hodeidah amid a standoff between Houthi fighters and Saudi-led coalition forces.
Footage shows long queues of cars attempting to reach an oil station in the capital, with many residents expressing their frustration.
"There is hunger, there is no oil and no country, no society, no one [is taking action]. This means that the Yemeni people will die while the world is watching," said a resident.
Spokesperson for the Yemen Oil Company in Sanaa, Amin al-Shabati, blamed the Saudi-led coalition for the fuel shortages. "The reason is the detention of ships of oil derivatives by the 'aggression coalition' [Saudi-led coalition] and their mercenaries under false allegations," he said.
The standoff between Houthi forces and the Saudi-led coalition has worsened following the recent Houthi-claimed drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities in Abqaiq, with coalition forces reportedly launching a military operation north of Hodeidah on Friday.