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President Raeisi: Yemen’s fate can’t be decided by outsiders

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)
Iran’s President Ebrahim Raeisi (R) meets with Mohammed Abdul-Salam (L), the Yemeni Ansarullah movement’s spokesman, in Tehran on August 4, 2021. (Photo by president.ir)

President Ebrahim Raeisi emphasizes that the fate of Yemen is to be decided only by the country’s own people, and not any outside party.

“No one can make decisions for Yemen from outside the country,” the president said in Tehran on Wednesday, meeting with Mohammed Abdul-Salam, the Yemeni popular Ansarullah movement’s spokesman.

The chief executive also hailed the resistance and steadfastness that the Yemeni people and fighters have been staging in the face of the oppressors.

“Today, the identity of the victor of this arena has become clear to the entire international community, even the aggressors,” Raeisi said, adding that Yemen has become "the source of pride for the Islamic and Arab world.” 

The country has been withstanding more than six years of invasion by Saudi Arabia and its allies. The war has been trying unsuccessfully throughout the period to restore power in Yemen to the country’s former Riyadh-friendly officials.

Yemen’s defense forces have vowed not to lay down their arms or stop their resistance operations until the country’s complete liberation. Towards the purpose, they have been staging daring retaliatory attack against the invading coalition, many of which has hit the heart of the aggressors’ respective territories.

The Iranian president said the entire world was “in awe” of the struggle that the Yemeni people had put up towards guarding their esteem and independence.

Raeisi reiterated once again, “This is a source of pride not only for the Yemeni nation, but also for all of the world’s Muslims and freedom-seeking people.”

The Yemeni official, for his part, congratulated Raeisi on the occasion of his official inauguration as Iran’s new president, voicing delight over the development. 

“The Yemeni people have opted to [follow down] the line of resistance, and will continue through this path more powerfully than ever,” he said, adding, “Yemen has taken great strides towards advancement and development.” 

While treading along this way, the country considers the Islamic Republic to be a supportive party that is on its side, he said.

Iran and Yemen are standing up to the world’s arrogant powers on a common axis, Abdul-Salam concluded.


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