Saudi Claims to Ease Yemen Blockade a Cruel Fiction

Saudi Claims to Ease Yemen Blockade a Cruel Fiction

- Saudi Arabia intensifies blockade on Yemen. "There are many sources of supply to Yemen, even during the past week or so".

There was worldwide outcry last week when Saudi Arabia blockaded the country's ports after a missile was sacked towards its territory by the Houthi rebels.

The humanitarian calamity in Northern Yemen, fueled by Saudi Arabia's blockade, has been killing large numbers of people, a result of lack of medicine and increasingly scarce food.

"There is no embargo", Ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi said.

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen announced a suspension of border crossing via air, marine and land routes following a ballistic missile fired from Yemen targeting Saudi capital Riyadh on November 6.

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Zarif's plan calls for "a ceasefire and an immediate end to all military operations, unimpeded urgent humanitarian and medical assistance to the people of Yemen, resumption of Yemeni-led and Yemeni-owned national dialogue, with the participation of the representatives of all political parties and social groups, and establishment of an inclusive national unity government".

The US-backed coalition led by Saudi Arabia has been at war in with the Shiite rebels known as Houthis since March 2015. It calls on Saudi Arabia to not target school, hospitals or other targets on its no-strike list and to broadly improve targeting.

Saudi Arabia and its allies tightened a longstanding blockade of Yemen's land, sea and air borders a week ago in response to a missile fired by Houthi rebels that was intercepted near Riyadh worldwide airport. And amidst all this, an unrelenting blockade on airports, seaports and highways of the country by the Saudi-led coalition is only making the situation far more worse.

The first step towards the reopening is expected to be taken within 24 hours of the announcement made on Monday, however, at the time of writing, there are no media reports of any action taken by the coalition in the direction.

It says those ports are in Aden, Mocha and Mukalla. The Hodeida port is held by rebels in Yemen. The resolution does not address whether US support for the Saudi-led coalition in the conflict triggers the 1973 War Powers Resolution, which lawmakers are split over.

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