RIYADH - SABA
Yemen’s Information Minister said the Houthis are fabricating the “oil products vessel detention” story against the Arab Coalition to cover up their theft of the fuel revenues and using the money to finance terrorist activities.
In a statement to Saba, Muammar al-Eryani denied the Iran-backed militia’s “lies” that the Coalition has banned the flow of any oil products to the militia’s controlled territories.
“These lies reiterated by the militia are an exposed attempt to mislead the local and international community and clear themselves beforehand from the charge of failing the fuel agreement and defaulting on the payment of salaries to public servicemen,” he said.
Al-Eryani said the militia bear full responsibility for complicating the humanitarian situation further by the suspension of public salaries … and using the available stock of fuel to sell it in the black market to finance the militia’s terrorist activities.”