Yemen’s ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh not honest in defending nation: Yemen Hezbollah Ansarullah
Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement says the country’s former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, “was not honest” in his confrontation with the Saudi-led military coalition as he was collaborating covertly with Riyadh, describing Saleh’s era as the “worst” in Yemen’s history.
Mohammad al-Bukhaiti, a top figure in the Political Council of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Monday, hours after Saleh was killed in clashes between his militia and the Houthi fighters on the outskirt of the capital Sana’a.
The Houthi official described the death of Saleh on Monday as a landmark and major turning point in Yemen’s history since a “dangerous plot against the nation” had been foiled by Yemeni forces.
“This historic event uncovered several facts… It showed that we were correct when we accused Saleh of conspiring. We were also correct when we said that Saleh was not participating in the fight against the Saudi aggression,” Bukhaiti added.
Yemen’s Interior Ministry issued a statement on Monday, confirming the death of Saleh, during clashes in capital Sana’a.
The ministry added that Yemeni forces, backed by fighters from the popular Ansarullah Houthi movement, were in full control of all positions previously held by Saleh’s militias in Sana’a.
Yemen’s Interior Ministry says former president Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed in Sana’a clashes.
Hours later, Leader of Yemen’s Ansarullah movement, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, said in a televised message that the movement had managed to thwart a major threat to the country’s security by defeating the plot hatched by Saleh and his forces.
He added that despite his early pretense about being opposed to Saudi aggression, Saleh finally changed course and took sides with the aggressors.
Noting that recent positions taken by Saleh were openly in favor of Yemen’s enemies, the leader of Ansarullah said Saleh’s positions, which were backed by a united media front of the enemies even took members of his own party by surprise.
Leader of Yemen’s Ansarullah movement, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, says the movement has thwarted a major threat to the country’s security by defeating Saleh and his forces.