Yemen halts Somaliland cattle imports [Archives:2006/951/Local News]

June 1 2006

SANA'A, May 31 ) Media sources mentioned last Tuesday that top government directives were given to Al-Mokha Port officials to cease importing cattle from Somaliland Republic ports in Barbarah and Hergisah.

Al-Shoura Net, which published the news, reported that informed sources explained such a step as punishment to pressure the secessionist Somaliland government, which backs war princes coalition forces, accused by Yemen and the legitimate Somali government as the reason for the ongoing war in Mogadishu.