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RIYADH, The Saudi-led coalition on Friday denied the accusations made by the United Nations of disrupting its humanitarian service in Yemen by cutting the fuel supply to Sanaa, Saudi Press Agency reported.

According to earlier media reports, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) director in Yemen has accused the coalition of hampering the fuel supply to UN aircraft transporting humanitarian aid to the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital.

The UN official revealed in the reports that the two UN aircraft had found it difficult to return after completing their mission as they had run out of fuel and the coalition would not allow the entry of fuel shipment to Sanaa.

The spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition, Col. Turki Al-Maliki, denied the accusations as "untrue" and "baseless," adding that they included "a lot of false information."

He explained that the coalition forces issued daily permits of entry for ships carrying fuel and necessities, as well as humanitarian and medical assistance to all Yemeni ports, including those under the control of Houthi militias.

He also noted that the latest permission the coalition had authorized to the United Nations was on July 29.

Moreover, he noted that it was the Houthi militants who had blocked the arrival of fuel and necessities, adding that the coup militias are exploiting their control of some Yemeni ports by selling goods in black markets in order to raise money.


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