Activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Tawakkol Karman has urged Yemen's President AbdRabbuh Mansour Hadi not to be involved in any new agreements giving up the rights of the Yemeni people amid reports about improvements to the LNG deal.
"The real problem with the deal to develop the Yemeni LNG industry signed with Total lies in the very low share of incomes, not more than 1/5% that goes to our country. The problem was not in the cheap prices of Yemeni LNG, 10% down from global prices a matter which exposes frauds concerning the deal," she said in a statement on Facebook.
Karman renewed her call to revoke the deal and to prosecute Yemenis and foreigners who signed it in order to recover Yemen's stolen rights under this unfair, corrupt deal.
"Total and other firms which have been involved in stealing the people's wealth and their brokers and agents in Yemen should know that the Yemeni people will not accept less than 70% of LNG incomes. They will not accept their LNG being sold for prices lower than global prices. And above that, they won't accept less than recovering rights that have been stolen due to cheap prices and bad management of marketing LNG sales under the deal in the past period," she said.
"The Yemeni people will not accept less than fair reparation which is supposed to be more than 70% of the total incomes".