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United Nations dismisses Saudi conditions to reopen Yemen port

United Nations dismisses Saudi conditions to reopen Yemen port

Girls react as they stand near their damaged house at the site of a Saudi-led airstrike near Yemen's Defense Ministry complex in Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.

Greeting the Patriarch upon arrival had been Saudi Minister of State for Gulf Affairs, Thamer al-Sabhan, Lebanon's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Abdel Sattar Issa, and Saudi and Lebanese dignitaries.

The U.S.is supporting a Saudi Arabia-led coalition in the conflict, with intelligence, aerial refueling and the sale of weapons. "There are many sources of supply to Yemen, even during the past week or so".

Al-Mouallimi also accused the Houthis of diverting humanitarian aid "to fulfill their own requirements" and "to trade in the black market and achieve exorbitant profits at the expense of the Yemeni people".

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen announced a suspension of border crossing via air, marine and land routes following a ballistic missile fired from Yemen targeting Saudi capital Riyadh on November 6. The Saudi closure had drawn global condemnation and fears of a worsening humanitarian disaster in Yemen.

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The U.N. children's agency UNICEF had only three weeks of vaccine supplies left in Yemen, and both UNICEF and the World Health Organization had shipments of essential medicines and vaccines blocked in Djibouti, McGoldrick said.

He said that a United Nations verification and inspection mechanism already in place could work with the Saudi-led coalition on implementing new procedures but that keeping ports closed in the interim was not viable.

A Yemenia airlines official said a flight took off from Cairo and landed in Aden on Tuesday before returning to the Egyptian capital.

It says those ports are in Aden, Mocha and Mukalla. The move came after Saudi Arabia intercepted a missile fired towards Riyadh, which it blamed on Tehran.


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