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Yemeni gov' t urges UN to condemn Houthi attack on Mokha port


(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) ADEN, Sept 17 (KUNA) -- The Yemeni government has called on the UN Security Council to condemn the Houthi militia's drone and ballistic missile assault on Makha Port on the Red Sea.
This came in a letter submitted to the Council Friday by Yemen's Permanent Representative to the UN Abdullah al-Saadi.
The government also asked the UNSC to hold Houthis accountable for their crimes.
"This Houthi attack has been carried out shortly after finalizing rehabilitation of the port's facilities by the local authority in preparations for resumption of receiving commercial goods and humanitarian assistances to alleviate suffering of Yemeni people," reads the government letter.
It added that the attack destroyed four buildings, three stores, watchtower, 23 vehicles, two boats for Coast Guards, two tankers, 70 oxygen cylinders and 12,000 food parcels.
The government lamented that the attack deprived tens thousands of families from receiving life-saving assistances through the port.
It pointed out that the attack coincided with a visit to Yemeni minister of transport for inspecting the port after rehabilitation and this is not the first time the militia targets government officials, especially after failure of the Security Council to hold Houthi militia's responsible on the attack targeting the government at Aden Airport on December 2020. (end)
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