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Massive rally in Capital denounces blockade, raising price of customs tariff

Massive rally in Capital denounces blockade, raising price of customs tariff


SANA'A, Aug. 09 (Saba) - The capital Sana'a has witnessed a mass rally entitled "The Siege and Raising the Price of the Customs Dollar, an American Crime."


The participants in the march raised banners condemning the arbitrary practices of the US-Saudi aggression which aim to starve the Yemeni people through the continuation of the blockade and raising the price of customs tariffs, and the acts of maritime piracy on oil derivatives ships.


They chanted slogans demanding to stop the aggression, lift the siege, and cancel the decision of Aden Customs to raise the price of the customs dollar from 250 Y.R to 500 Y.R because of its catastrophic repercussions in the aggravation of the humanitarian conditions of the Yemeni people.


They praised the positions of citizens in the occupied provinces, expressing their rejection of the procedures for raising the price of the customs tariff.


Member of the Supreme Political Council Mohammed al-Houthi saluted the steadfastness of the Yemeni people and their stances against conspiracies and aggressive policies.


He pointed out that the Yemeni people are standing today to support one of the most important fronts, which is the economic front.


He said, "Our stationed throughout the military fronts has achieved victories after victories, and our station in the security front has its impact through the cooperation of the Yemeni people with the security services by extending it with information that contributed to exposing the conspiracy against Yemen.


He added, "Our station on the social aspect have achieved many and many reconciliations between the tribesmen and the achievement of forgiveness, peace, and reconciliation among them because the tribes of Yemen today have become more enthusiastic to bury revenge."


He continued, "Our station on the political front represented by comprehensive solution document and the whole world saw that we have the vision to get out of the aggressive war in which the Yemeni people achieved their victory."


Al-Houthi affirmed that the Yemeni people are linked on more than one front despite what they suffer from a group of thieves, mercenaries and occupiers from America, Israel, Britain and France.


He expressed regret at the state of food transportation among provinces, adding "1,370 square kilometers of food supplies reach Sana'a, while the distance between Hodeida and Sana'a reaches 226 kilometers, stressing the aggression wants to weaken the Yemeni people.


He added, "They used starvation and siege as a weapon and wanted us to negotiate with them, despite their violations of international law, which does not allow them at all to besiege the Yemeni people, to prove that ...they are targeting children, youth, women and men."


He also stressed that the Yemeni people are suffering as a result of the aggression and the siege, and in light of the presence of US warships in international waters and some of them in Yemeni waters, and the aggression has prevented the entry of oil, food and pharmaceutical derivatives ships and other container ships for seven years.


The member of the Supreme Political Council urged everyone to move on the economic front. He said, "They moved the jobs of the Central Bank from Sana'a to Aden where the salaries of the people of Yemen began to stop, while we were paying the salaries of all employees, even as the plane was transporting salaries, so they were delayed them in Bisha and Djibouti before to reach Aden.


He pointed out that the Central Bank of Yemen before transferring its functions to Aden was disbursing the salaries of employees in the southern provinces and had followed up the disbursement, indicating that payroll had been submitted to former UN envoy Ismail Ould Sheikh about the receipt of their salaries by the employees of the southern provinces.

He pointed out that the aggression and mercenaries deprived the employees of salaries and stopped all the outlets whose revenues were reaching the Central Bank of Yemen and took them to the pockets of the influential and not to the Central Bank in Aden, Sana'a, or any of the provinces under their control.


He said, "The banks in the provinces under their control have been looted which confirms their insistence on doubling the suffering of the Yemeni people, although we are besieged, they accuse us of being behind the suffering of the Yemeni people and besieging them. They are always in a battle of reversing terminologies."


He continued, "We said on more than one occasion that we do not need any assistance from the countries of aggression, just return all the revenues that were received by the Central Bank of Yemen and we are ready to pay salaries whether in Sana'a or in the areas held by the mercenaries."


He reiterated that the enemy is constantly working throughout this period to strike the national currency against the dollar. He said, "We are the ones who fixed the price of the dollar at 250 Y.R, and this price is fixed in the Central Bank of Yemen, and it is valid despite the aggression, siege, and murder."


He added, "The mercenaries of the aggression have today reached the price of the dollar to a thousand, yet they went to raise the price of the customs dollar officially to 500 Y.R and were it not for the measures taken by Sana'a to confront their falsehoods, they raised the price of the dollar to fifty thousand Y.R."


Mohammed al-Houthi pointed out that the goal of raising prices is to destabilize the home front and provoke the Yemeni people and besiege them in their livelihood.


He called on those who continue to destabilize the interior front to talk about the aggression and mercenaries, about salaries, and denounce the increase in the price of the dollar in the customs tariff. "We want you to have a clear voice, including those who stood against corruption in the past move against the enemy."


He went on to say, "There are other privileges that will be granted to ships entering the port of Hodeida, which imports two-thirds and more of the needs of the Yemeni people," stressing that the Yemeni people know that those who kill and besiege them and support the mercenaries are America and its tools, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.


He said, "We tell the Americans that your slogans are false, and our people will not be deceived by those slogans, because they realize that they must act with firmness and determination in the face of aggression and economic siege."


Al-Houthi held the United States, the United Nations, the Security Council, Britain, and the countries that have allied against Yemen for any corruption that occurs in the goods of merchants who refused to enter their goods with the new customs tariff.


A statement issued by Rally held America responsible for the aggression and siege that the Yemeni people are subjected to, considered raising the price of the customs tariff an American decision.


The statement indicated that the policy of starvation, siege, and restrictions on the Yemeni people through many forms of economic war, including the decision to raise the price of customs tariffs, will only increase the Yemeni people's determination and steadfastness in the face of the forces of aggression.


It considered the acts of maritime piracy a condemned war crime, stressing that the opening of Sana'a International Airport and the port of Hodeida and access to food and medicine are sacred and uncompromising rights.


The statement condemned the international silence regarding the continued use of the blockade by the US-Saudi aggression as a war card.


It valued the national decisions taken by the Supreme Political Council to limit the decision to increase the price of raising the customs tariff, calling on all merchants to enter their goods through the port of Hodeida, and America bears the responsibility for any interception of any commercial ship.


resource : SABA

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