The leader of Yemen’s Shiite Ansarullah movement sounded a strong warning about the security threats in the Arab country, criticizing the Yemeni president for disregarding the serious challenge.
“Security threat is now Yemen’s biggest challenge and the whole political groups will suffer that problem,” Abdul-Malik al-Houthi said in a Tuesday address to a gathering of mourners marking the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hossein (PBUH).
“We talked to the president and the security committees about the security problems, but the warnings went unheeded,” the political figure added.
Houthi further called for unity among the Yemeni groups in a bid to confront the challenge.
“Countering security threats requires solidarity among different political groups. We, as the Yemeni nation, will not allow the country to slide into chaos and dissolution,” he pledged.
His comments came after an outbreak of violence between Ansarullah revolutionary fighters and militants affiliated with al-Qaeda left 30 people dead in the city of Rada’, south of capital Sana’a.
Foreign-backed militants frequently carry out attacks on Yemen’s security forces and have also been clashing with the Ansarullah forces.