Emirati media revealed, on Wednesday, a plan to internationalize Yemen’s oil ports.
This comes amid a crisis with Sanaa’s decision to stop the smuggling and looting of Yemeni oil.
“Al-Emarat Al-Youm” newspaper quoted its sources as saying that France, Britain and the United States decided to form a joint unit for port security in Shabwa and Hadhramout provinces, noting that the unit is the first of its kind.
The newspaper did not reveal the identity of the members of this unit, but indicated that the move took place at the request of the Riyadh-formed “Presidential Council” and the government loyal to Saudi-led coalition, with the participation of Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Rashad Al-Alimi, president of the Presidential Council, had told the ambassadors of the European Union and the five permanent members of the Security Council that his authority was heading towards bankruptcy in light of the stalled efforts to export oil.
The decision of the aforementioned Western countries, which control the oil production companies in Yemen, is not related to saving Al-Alimi, but rather to securing energy supplies for their countries that are suffering as a result of the Russian energy cutoff.