Yemen’s government: ready to supply fuel to Houthi-controlled areas [The Source: DUBAI/ private - Sunday 14 / Oct. / 2019]
Dubai: Yemeni government is willing to provide fuel to Houthi-controlled areas for lower prices than the ones set by the militants, Saudi state agency SPA reported on Saturday.

Yemen’s permanent representative to the United Nations Abdullah Al-Saadi told the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock about the decision.

The private sector in Houthi-controlled areas is ready to follow through the decision of importing oil and fuel from the Aden refinery solely, but they are “being pressured by the Houthi militants,” he added.

The Yemeni government has successfully implemented the decision since the start of August across various ports, except for Hodeidah.

Fuel traders are being continuously pressured by the militia to violate rules, Al-Saadi added.