Saudi Embassy in Washington refutes news of Coalition's restrictions on importing dialysis machines to Yemen

WASHINGTON, 27th July, 2016 (WAM) -- The Saudi Embassy in Washington issued today a statement in which it made clear that media reports which indicate that the Coalition for the Defense of Legitimacy in Yemen imposes restrictions on the import of dialysis machines to Yemen are incorrect.

According to Saudi Press Agency, SPA, the embassy confirmed that there are no restrictions on the entry of humanitarian aid to Yemen, including medical equipment, noting that inspections and their mechanisms aim to ensure that no weapons are smuggled into Yemen and these measures do not hinder the entry of humanitarian aid.

The embassy pointed out that the coalition is the largest donor of humanitarian assistance to Yemen, including medicines and medical equipment, saying that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia alone has provided humanitarian assistance amounting to more than US$ 500 million, making it one of the largest donors of aid to Yemen.


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