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Ansarullah denounces Britain's interference in Yemen's domestic affairs

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
British Ambassador to Yemen Michael Aron (file photo)

The spokesman for Yemen's Houthi Ansarullah movement has censured Britain's blatant interference in the internal affairs of the Arab country, after British Ambassador to Yemen Michael Aron accused Yemeni armed forces of fomenting clashes in the strategic central province of Ma’rib.

“As usual, the British ambassador tends to utter remarks and put out statements about the independent Republic of Yemen, not knowing the fact that the mercenaries and traitors whom he meets do not represent the nation. They solely think of money and are ready to sell the country and compromise its interests,” Mohammed Abdul-Salam said in a statement on Thursday.

He added that the Yemeni nation does not accept to be under the auspices of any party and firmly rejects interference in Yemen’s internal affairs, stressing that Aron’s latest remarks clearly indicate the failure of the Saudi-led aggression and the siege against Yemen.

“Whenever the pawns fail to achieve their goals, the chief architects of the aggression [against Yemen] intervene to disseminate their ideologies, cause commotion and express their dissatisfaction that the United Nations is not run according to their wills and ambitions,” Abdul-Salam pointed out.

“The world public opinion knows that the aggression and siege on Yemen are parts of a US-British scenario being played out by the vassal regimes of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates,” he highlighted.

Abdul-Salam then criticized the United Nations for praising officials affiliated to the administration of former Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, blaming them for the persistence of the Yemen conflict, and failure to lift the Saudi-led blockade and to work out a comprehensive and just political solution to the crisis.

“We strongly call for a complete ceasefire and an immediate cessation of all military and reconnaissance operations. We also demand an end to the siege, and expect the political process to take its natural course without any threats or pressure,” the senior Yemeni official said.

Aron tweeted on Tuesday that he had spoken to pro-Hadi Ma'rib Governor Sultan al-Aradh, blaming Ansarullah fighters for the uptick in military activities in Ma’rib province.

He also urged the Houthis to take the role of UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths seriously. 

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched the campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing Hadi’s government back to power.

The US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, estimates that the war has claimed more than 100,000 lives for more than the past five years.

The Houthi movement, backed by the armed forces, has been defending Yemen against the Saudi-led alliance, preventing the aggressors from fulfilling the objectives of their deadly campaign.

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