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YEMEN: Saudi Arabia lifts threat of total blockade
Fecha de la noticias: 14/11/2017 • Publicada: 14/11/2017
The Saudi -led coalition intervening in Yemen’s civil war has lifted what it
said would be a total blockade of Yemen’s ports.
Saudi Arabia’s United Nations mission on Monday (November 13) said the ports
of Aden, Mukalla and Mokha would be allowed to reopen for humanitarian aid and
All three ports are in territory controlled by the Saudi-backed Yemen
For ports in areas controlled by Iran-allied Houthi rebels, and that
includes the port of Hodeidah, Saudi Arabia called for a new mechanism to
prevent the smuggling of weapons and cash.
Saudi Arabia announced on November 6 that it was closing all Yemen’s ports.
It said the move was in response to a missile attack by Houthi forces
against the international airport in the Saudi capital Riyadh.
Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of supplying the rebels with missiles, a charge
Saudi Arabia was under pressure to lift the blockade from the moment it was
The United Nations and the Red Cross warned of a ‘catastrophic’ situation
for the millions of people in Yemen who relied on aid shipments.
The blockade also triggered fresh warnings from the leader of the Houthi
rebels. “We will take measures we have not taken before and we can target oil
ships. We can do anything,” he was quoted as saying.
The situation in the region is fluid and the threat to shipping can change
Ship operators should carry out detailed risk assessments for each voyage
into the area.
Ships sailing through the parts of the Red Sea and
Gulf of Aden that are designated a High Risk Area (HRA) should register with
the Maritime Security Centre – Horn of Africa (MSC-HOA).
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