Leader of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement Abdul-Malik al-Houthi has warned about US-Israeli plots against Yemen, saying Washington wants to exploit Yemeni people and resources, as well as take control of its strategic position.
Houthi, who was speaking on the martyrdom anniversary of Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi, a former Ansarullah leader, said the United States was hatching a plot to target his country, just like what it did with Iraq and Afghanistan.
“Yemen is one of the countries targeted by the US conspiracy and as admitted by US leaders, they put Yemen on the list of target countries after Afghanistan and Iraq,” he said.
He added that the strategic position of Yemen and its resources prompted the US to target the country, noting “US invasion of our country is …. full-fledged and if our nation abdicates its responsibility to counter this conspiracy, it means that it has surrendered.”
Houthi said the US came to Yemen under the pretext of training the Yemeni Army troops and then it started building bases to increase its dominance over the country.
The Yemeni leader also slammed Israel and the West for propagating Takfiri terrorism with the aim of gaining control in the region.
He said “Takfiri groups are operating in parallel with a US-led Western scheme to deceive nations under the guise of fighting terrorism.”
“Takfiris are created to help achieve the US hegemonic goals and they operate according to American goals,” he added.
Pointing to the crimes committed by the al-Qaeda Takfiri terrorist group in different countries, including Syria, Lebanon, Yemen and Iraq, the Ansarullah leader said only the Israeli regime has been immune to their attacks, arguing that the Takfiris have been operating according to the wishes of the Zionist regime.
Houthi also criticized some regional countries for pursuing Washington’s policies, expressing regret that they are willfully accepting US hegemony.