(MENAFN) Yemen's Armed Forces have issued a warning to oil corporations working in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates that they may be attacked if Riyadh and its allies do not commit to a real ceasefire.
Brigadier General Yahya Saree, spokesperson for the Armed Forces, tweeted on Sunday that Yemeni forces were giving oil corporations a window of opportunity to leave Saudi and Emirati territory "quickly."
Since March 2015, the Saudi monarchy and its allies, most notably the United Arab Emirates, have been fighting a war in Yemen, attempting in vain to return control to Yemen's former Riyadh-friendly rulers. The military war, which has received unwavering weapons, logistical, and political support from the US, has killed hundreds of thousands of people and turned Yemen into the world's greatest humanitarian disaster.
A temporary truce brokered by the United Nations went into force between the warring parties in April and has been extended thrice since then. The truce, however, ended on Sunday due to the invading coalition's repeated breaches of the agreement and reluctance to fully release a blockade imposed on Yemen concurrently with the conflict.
"The warning," Saree stated, "stands as long as the countries that make up the invading American-Saudi coalition refuse to adhere to a ceasefire that allows the Yemeni people to exploit their oil wealth...."
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