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Aggressor countries blocking humanitarian aid to Yemen

Tehran, Yemen on Sunday announced that aggressor countries are still blocking dispatch of humanitarian aid to Yemen, as they refrain from issuing permits for emptying ships and planes carrying aid and medicines in the Yemeni ports and airports.

Yemen Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday that the countries have for the second consecutive times prevented Russian airplanes from lading at Sana'a Airport to deliver humanitarian aid.

An informed source in Yemen Foreign Ministry said that the military coalition led by Saudi Arabia are creating obstacles for the delegations from friendly states and international organizations to enter the country to get firsthand information on the Yemeni people's plights.

They do not allow in reporters and civil activists to see the situation facing the people in defiance of international regulations and human rights, he said.

Yemeni official also called on friendly countries to resume their diplomatic works in Sana'a to get acquainted with the realities on the ground.

Yemen's defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the coalition for the past three years but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far.

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

Over 14,000 Yemenis, including thousands of women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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