The legitimate Yemeni government’s Supreme Economic Committee (SEC) has blamed the Iran-backed Houthi militants for the delay of entrance of oil tankers anchored off the western port of Hudaydah, prompting a fuel crisis across the conflict-torn country.
The Houthi militants forced oil traders to violate rules outlined by the Yemeni government as well as regulations organizing the trade of oil derivatives in the country, Al Arabiya al Hadath channel quoted a statement by the SEC as saying on Sunday.
The oil traders who didn’t violate the regulations while seeking entry to liberated Yemeni ports earned the assistance of the SEC to facilitate the delivery of their shipments on time, the statement added.
The committee has laid the blame squarely on Houthi militants for the current fuel crisis, saying that the militants wilfully created the crisis to worsen the humanitarian situation and play with the sentiments of the international community.
Earlier, the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen announced the continuation of granting permissions for all ships sailing towards Yemeni ports.