Sana’a International Airport’s Director Khaled al- Shayef has denied what was announced Tuesday by Saudi-led coalition’s spokesperson Turki al-Maliki on the conduct of flights from the airport to transport patients in cooperation with the World Health Organisation.
In a statement to Yemen Press Agency, al-Shayef confirmed the continuation of the blockade on Sana’a Airport and the limitation of flights to UN planes only.
Sana’a Airport was due to reopen for flights last Saturday, but the UN failed to force Saudi Arabia to allow it yet again, which prompted al-Shayef to announce to the media that the United Nations does not have credibility in the file of lifting the ban on the airport.
“The United Nations is disavowing the agreement reached on October 20 last year, to start an air bridge to transport patients suffering from a critical situation requiring travel abroad,” he said.
Earlier, reports came in stating that Saudi Arabia was allowing limited commercial and passenger flights to land in Sana’a again, but this news turned out to be false
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