In a statement, Saturday, the Shura Council indicated that the British position expresses the extent of the United Kingdom's hatred towards the people of Yemen and its endeavor to obstruct peace in Yemen and increase the suffering.
The statement stressed that the statements of the British ambassador revealed the criminal role played by Britain towards Yemen and its public standing behind the economic war and the starvation policies.
It stressed that the policy of destroying peoples is not strange to the United Kingdom, and the evidence for that is what is happening in the occupied Palestinian territories and other countries that Britain colonized.
The Shura Council statement warned of these arbitrary measures that increase the suffering of the people of Yemen and undermine the peace process in Yemen.
For its part,, The spokesman for the Salvation Government, Daif Allah Al-Shami, asserted that the British ambassador’s intervention about Yemen's economic situation in the name of humanity and fear for the people of Yemen comes to justify the crime of raising the customs dollar.
Al-Shami explained in his tweet that the effrontery of the British ambassador shows the main direct role of Britain and the US in this crime.
Earlier, British Ambassador Michael Aaron announced London's support for the escalating economic measures approved by the pro-aggression government against the people of Yemen.
The British ambassador revealed an upcoming meeting of the Quartet of Aggression with the aim of supporting the economic measures of the mercenary government.
Recently, the Economic Council of the Saudi-backed government announced that it approved a package of new economic measures that exacerbate the suffering of the people of Yemen in addition to the blockade and aggression. These economic measures directly affect the service and living conditions of the Yemenis, especially in the southern regions.
The first step of these measures is to raise the price of the customs dollar for imported goods in foreign currency, for the second time, by an increase of 50%. This time it raised it from 500 to 750 riyals for the US dollar or its equivalent in foreign currencies.
The second step was to raise the price of fuel in Marib governorate, as it raised the price of a liter of petroleum from 175 riyals to 487.5 riyals per liter, an increase of 178.5%.
The US-Saudi aggression also decided to raise the price of a domestic gas cylinder from 2,100 riyals to 3,000 riyals, a significant increase of 43% per cylinder.
In the third step, the Saudi-backed government intends to raise the tariff for electricity and water consumption, and gradually raise the tariff on subscribers' bills.
These measures came with the collapse of the new local currency against the dollar in the occupied governorates by 1,300 riyals per dollar, after only about a month and a half of seizing the special drawing rights of Yemen.
Citizens in Aden and the rest of the Yemen's areas under Saudi-Emirati occupation complain of a complete collapse of infrastructure services like electricity and water. A frightening deterioration of the economic situation and the exacerbation of famine in southern governorates is due to the rise in commodity prices resulting from the collapse of the Yemen's riyal price in those areas.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE, backed by the United States and regional allies, launched the war on Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing the government of former Yemen's president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi back to power.
The war has left hundreds of thousands of Yemenis dead and displaced millions more. It has also destroyed Yemen’s infrastructure and spread famine and infectious diseases there.
As part of its economic war, the US-Saudi aggression worked to drain about 97% of the Yemen's state's resources, either by controlling them militarily such as oil and gas sources, freezing Yemeni foreign assets and transferring them to mercenaries and financing coalition operations, or imposing siege on the vital port of Hodeidah and the most important port after Aden, which is still in the grip of Sana'a and out of control of the aggression.#Yemen #UK #US-Saudi Aggression #Shura Council #Occupied Southern Governorates #Economic War 23-01-22
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