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Saudi UN ambassador denies Yemen embargo
Saudi Arabia's UN ambassador is denying that there has been an embargo on Yemen, saying "a temporary procedure" was taken for a few days to ensure the safety and security of Yemenis and Saudis and supplies were available.

 

Ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi reiterated at a news conference at UN headquarters in New York on Monday that closed seaports and airports will start reopening within the 24 hours promised late Sunday.

 

"There is no embargo," he said. "There are many sources of supply to Yemen, even during the past week or so."