Defeat Awaits Riyadh in Yemen as Ayatollah Khamenei Predicted: Analyst
A retired Lebanese army general said Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei’s prediction of Saudi Arabia’s defeat in the war on Yemen is fully in line with the strategic logic of war.
Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency on Saturday, Amin Hotait, also an expert in military and strategic affairs, said Imam Khamenei’s prediction that Saudi Arabia will fail in its offensive against Yemen “completely matches the military rules and the strategic logic of war.”
Hotait said the Supreme Leader seems to have studied all aspects of the Saudi attack in details before reaching a logical conclusion that analysts and experts of strategic affairs confirm.
He underlined that defeat awaits Sadui Arabia in Yemen.
In comments on Thursday, Ayatollah Khamenei said Riyadh has made a mistake by launching strikes on Yemen.
“The Saudis will definitely suffer losses” in the aggression and “they will by no means emerge the winner,” the Leader stressed.
“The reason for this prediction is clear because the Zionists’ military capability was much higher than the Saudis’ and Gaza was a small zone; however, they (Zionists) failed. But Yemen is a vast country populated by tens of millions,” Ayatollah Khamenei underscored, adding that the Saudis “will certainly suffer blows in this process and they will bite the dust.”
The Saudi-led coalition, including military forces from Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kuwait, Sudan, Bahrain, Morocco, Jordan, and Egypt on March 26 began to attack Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
The airstrikes have killed more than 800 Yemeni people and injured more than 1,200 others so far.