News ID: 112500
Publish Date : 18 February 2023 - 21:41

Documents: UAE Mercenaries Plundering Oil Reserves in Yemen

SANA’A (Dispatches) – The United Arab Emirates employs allied Takfiri militants to plunder oil reserves in Yemen’s energy-rich southern province of Shabwah, new documents have revealed.
The newly obtained records show that the al-Messila Petroleum Exploration and Production Company had highlighted in several bulletins that UAE mercenaries – better known by the nom de guerre the Giants – were stealing crude oil from Block 5 wells in the province.
The papers, broadcast by the Yemeni al-Masirah television network, also reveal that the bulletins were directed at the Central Command of the Saudi-led military coalition, and disclosed that the Giants were aggressively stealing oil from the wells, which are operated by the Jannah Hunt Oil Company.
Last December, the minister of oil and minerals in Yemen’s National Salvation Government warned foreign companies against plundering the energy resources of the war-wracked Arab country, stressing that Sana’a will spare no effort to defend its national sovereignty and safeguard public interests and wealth.
Saudi Arabia launched the devastating war against Yemen in March 2015 in collaboration with a number of its allies, including the UAE, and with arms and logistics support from the U.S. and several Western states.
The objective was to return to power the former Riyadh-backed regime and crush the Ansarullah resistance movement, which has been running state affairs in the absence of an effective government in Yemen.
The war has stopped well shy of all of its goals, despite killing hundreds of thousands of Yemenis and turning the entire Yemen into the scene of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
In another development, the UN Security Council unanimously voted to renew for nine months its sanctions against several leaders and top officials of Yemen’s Ansarullah resistance movement, which has been running the Sana’a government since 2014.
The 15-member body adopted British-drafted Resolution 2675 on Wednesday, allowing sanctions measures of asset freeze and travel ban against certain Yemeni entities and individuals to continue until November 15, 2023.
The UNSC also decided to extend the mandate of the panel of experts monitoring the sanctions until December 15.
The council also voted to extend an arms embargo that has targeted Ansarullah leaders since February 2022, following retaliatory attacks by the Yemeni army and its aerial strikes on Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Meanwhile, the leader of Yemen’s Ansarullah popular resistance movement lashed out at the United States and its allies, saying Takfiri terrorist groups in the region are created by them.
The terror outfits have been created by the West, including the United States, and the Zionist regime -- which is Washington’s closest ally, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi said during an address on Friday.
“By creating political crises, the enemies are trying to preoccupy nations and distance them from the path of productivity and progress,” he asserted.
Takfiri terrorist outfits, most notably among them Daesh, unleashed a campaign of bloodletting and destruction in Syria and neighboring Iraq in 2014 as the United States was running out of excuses to extend or enlarge its regional meddling.