The announcement from the Saudi mission at the United Nations came after the coalition fighting Yemen's rebels, known as Houthis, faced widespread global criticism over the closure, with the U.N. and over 20 aid groups saying it could bring millions of already suffering people closer to "starvation and death".
"There is no embargo", Ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi said.
The fiery comments came even as Saudi Arabia said on Monday that it will begin reopening airports and seaports in Yemen those in areas not controlled by the rebels after days of closing them over a rebel ballistic missile attack on Riyadh.
The Saudi-led coalition, which is fighting Houthi rebels and is trying to restore the government of Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, has requested UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to send experts to Riyadh to develop a more robust verification and inspection mechanism to prevent the smuggling of weapons and missile parts into Yemen. The missile was intercepted near the capital of the country.
However, Mr McGoldrick said there was "no indication" yet of the blockade being lifted. The Houthis have denied that.
Dujarric said Tuesday that the United Nations is ready to hold conversations over the issue of inspection. The Saudi-led coalition said last week it had closed all air, land and seaports in Yemen to stem what it said was the flow of arms to the Houthis from Iran.
Al-Mouallimi told reports from NY that the Coalition would conduct this process in complete agreement with Yemen's internationally recognized government, to allow the safe delivery of humanitarian aid. "The humanitarian impact of what is happening right now is unimaginable".
Two key ports for humanitarian shipments to Yemen have remained closed since November 6, bringing starvation closer to Yemenis, said the United Nations on Tuesday.
Saudi Arabia and the US have accused Iran of supplying the ballistic missile used in that attack.
On Monday Saudi agreed to reopen ports in government controlled areas, but demanded extra security measures be put in place around the rebel controlled port of Hodeida. But the rebel-held Red Sea port of Hodeida remains closed. The port of Aden controlled by allies of Saudi Arabia but does not have the capacity, according to the United Nations, to handle the necessary volume of humanitarian cargo.