The leader of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement says Saudi Arabia’s “heinous aggression” against Yemen will only bring “misery and loss” to the regime in Riyadh.
In a televised speech on Sunday, Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi said the people of Yemen would stand firm despite Riyadh’s “threats and sanctions.”
Houthi made the remarks in an address to Yemenis on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).
He described Saudi Arabia as a “bad neighbor” to Yemen, saying that the Riyadh regime was a “hypocritical system.”
The Houthi leader also praised Yemeni people’s solidarity and unity against Saudi war machine, while hailing the Yemeni army and allied fighters from Popular Committees for their fighting, with all power, against the invading enemy.
“We do not kneel before the enemy. We will not surrender. Allah will be with us,” he said, reminding his people of the responsibility they all have regarding their common cause.
He also noted that Yemen would fight back as long as the Saudi regime continues its aggression against the nation.
‘Palestine not alone’
Elsewhere in his remarks, Houthi said Yemenis would stand with Palestinians against the Israeli regime and would not leave them alone.
“Although Yemeni people are concerned with their fight against the invading Saudis, they are also concerned with some central issues, including the oppressed Palestinian people and the occupation of the al-Aqsa Mosque and the holy sites in Palestine. We affirm our sincere support for the Palestinian people and the Lebanese resistance,” he stated.
‘Daesh a US-Israeli project’
The Houthi leader described the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group as a joint “project” implemented by the United States and Israel that is supported by the two in wreaking havoc in the region.
He praised Syrian and Iraqi forces for advances they have made over the past few months.
“We congratulate our brothers in Iraq and Syria for the great victories they have earned in the face of the threat that Takfiri terrorists posed to the two countries,” he said, calling for regional countries to take the Takfiri threat seriously.
Yemen, the most impoverished Arab country, has been under relentless Saudi airstrikes since March 2015, when Saudi Arabia launched its military aggression against the neighboring country in an attempt to undermine Ansarullah and reinstate Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, the country’s former president and a staunch ally of Riyadh, who has resigned from his post as the country’s president.
The Saudi military aggression has left at least 11,400 civilians dead, according to the latest tally by a Yemeni monitoring group.