The Houthi Ansarullah movement has warned that Yemen will turn into a “graveyard” for the aggressors against the country.
The movement’s spokesman, Colonel Sharaf Luqman, described as “barbaric aggression” the attacks by Saudi Arabia against the Yemeni people during a news conference in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, on Thursday, adding that Yemen will turn into a “graveyard for invaders,” the Anadolu Agency reported.
The remarks by the Yemeni colonel came as Saudi Arabia’s fighter jets continued to pound areas across Yemen.
Luqman further said that the Yemeni people cannot be easily defeated, warning, “We will settle scores with everybody, sooner or later, in whatever way the people see fit.”
Referring to the number of the people killed in the Saudi airstrikes in the country, Luqman, who was reportedly appointed as the spokesman for the the movement on Wednesday, noted that at least 1,000 people, including 200 children, have been killed and in excess of 15,000 others injured over the past two weeks.
Meanwhile, in a statement on the same day, the Houthi Ansarullah movement called on the Yemeni people to take to the streets in the country on Friday to “to denounce this barbaric aggression against Yemen.”
Saudi Arabia’s air campaign against Yemen started on March 26, without a UN mandate, in a bid to restore power to the country’s fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.