As Iraq struggles with severe drought and water shortages, Iran has been building dams and tunnels under rivers to change their course.
Despite warnings from experts, the regime routinely ignores environmental concerns while exercising a double standard in its dealings with others.
The mud-brick constructions need constant repair, but Yemen's economy has collapsed in the war following the Houthis' coup in Sanaa.
The Iran-backed Houthis keep exploiting this environmental issue to pressure the international community and make political gains, officials say.
The meeting, convened at the request of Saudi Arabia, sought to find a solution to the Safer issue and prevent an environmental crisis.
The fire reignited public anger and fears following the devastating August 4th blast at the port and another, smaller fire in recent days.
Foreign Minister says the militia is trying to impose additional conditions on UN experts attempting to access the corroding terminal.
If the Houthis do not immediately grant a UN team access to a corroding oil terminal in the Red Sea, environmental disaster could ensue.
UN experts must be allowed to board the tanker, HRW says, and the UN should impose 'additional targeted sanctions' if this is not addressed.
The Iran-backed militia is still refusing to allow maintenance and assessment personnel onto a corroding oil terminal in the Red Sea.