The Yemeni government accuses "Ansar Allah" of repudiating the Stockholm Agreement

1 May, 2022
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The Yemeni government accuses "Ansar Allah" of repudiating the Stockholm Agreement

The Yemeni government accused the "Ansar Allah" group of not complying with the Stockholm Agreement, which includes the use of entry fees for fuel shipments to the port of Hodeidah to pay the salaries of government employees in the areas under its control.

Yesterday, Saturday, the Yemeni Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Muammar Al-Eryani, said on Twitter, "The Houthis have evaded their obligations to direct the revenues of fees for oil derivatives coming through the port of Hodeidah to cover the salaries of the employees of the state's administrative apparatus in their areas of control, despite the government's commitment to grant the necessary permits for two ships per week to the port of Hodeidah." Hodeidah ports in implementation of the terms of the armistice declaration under the auspices of the United Nations.

He added that "estimates indicate that the fees and customs that will be collected by the Houthi group on those shipments (18 ships) received during the two months of the truce, about 90 billion Yemeni riyals [359.5 million dollars], which is enough to disburse the salaries of approximately 3 months for all employees of the administrative apparatus. the state in the areas under its control.

The minister called on the UN envoy, Hans Grundberg, to "clarify the fate of oil derivatives revenues received through the port of Hodeidah since the entry into force of the armistice, and to establish a mechanism to ensure that they are disbursed as salaries for state employees in Houthi-controlled areas, in implementation of the Stockholm Agreement, and to ensure that they are not directed to the so-called war effort," in reference to To the expenses allocated by the Houthi group to finance the expenses of the fighting fronts.

Since the announcement by the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to Yemen, on the second of this April, that a truce took effect in Yemen for a period of two months, about 8 ships loaded with oil derivatives arrived at the port of Hodeidah, which is managed by the "Ansar Allah" group.

 

The UN armistice, which is renewable, includes stopping offensive military operations by land, sea and air inside Yemen and across its borders, facilitating the entry of 18 ships carrying fuel to the ports of Hodeidah, allowing two commercial flights to and from Sanaa airport per week, and holding a meeting between the parties to agree on opening roads in Taiz and other cities. governorates, to improve the freedom of movement of individuals within Yemen.

 


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