Saudi Arabia Responds to Inaccurate Story on Yemen
July 26, 2016
(WASHINGTON, DC) – The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia has issued the following statement:
Media reports that import restrictions put in place in Yemen by the coalition to support the legitimate government have affected supplies in dialysis treatment centers in Yemen are not correct. There are no restrictions on the entry of humanitarian assistance, including medical supplies and equipment into Yemen. There is an inspection mechanism to ensure that no weapons are smuggled into Yemen but this mechanism does not impede the delivery of humanitarian assistance to Yemen. The coalition is the largest provider of humanitarian assistance to Yemen, including medical supplies and equipment. Saudi Arabia alone has provided more than $500 million in humanitarian aid, making it the largest single provider of humanitarian assistance to Yemen.