A spokesman for Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement says the Saudi-led coalition’s insistence on committing massacre against the Yemeni people is exacerbating the conflict in the war-stricken country.
Mohammed Abdulsalam, who is also the chief negotiator of Ansarullah movement, said in a tweet on Wednesday, “The insistence of the aggression’s coalition on committing brutal massacre does not end the conflict, but rather aggravates it.”
He stressed that Yemen has the right to retaliate for the crimes committed by the Saudi-led aggressors.
“A nation facing aggression and siege for years has the full right to avenge [the sufferings of] the victims by every legitimate means," he added.
إصرار تحالف العدوان على ارتكاب المجازر الوحشية وتعامي العالم عنها لا ينهي الصراع بل يزيده حدة وسخونة وخطورة،وشعبٌ يواجه عدوانا وحصارا لسنوات يملك كامل الحق لأن ينتقم لضحاياه بكل وسيلة مشروعة، وشعبنا اليمني مستمر في دعم عمليات قواته المسلحة غير آبه بعالم لم يرف له جفن على معاناته.— محمد عبدالسلام (@abdusalamsalah) January 19, 2022
Abdulsalam noted that Yemeni people will “continue to support their armed forces’ operations.”
His remarks come as the Saudi-led war coalition sharply intensified its airstrikes against several areas across Yemen following the Yemeni army’s decisive retaliatory raids on the United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s soil.
The Yemeni army on Monday launched an operation deep inside the UAE in retaliation for its role in the Saudi-led war on the impoverished country.
Abu Dhabi police said three fuel tanker trucks had exploded in the industrial Musaffah area, near the storage facilities of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), and that a fire had also broken out at a construction site at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree confirmed the retaliatory attack and said Yemeni troops had launched the military operation “deep inside the UAE.”
Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies – including the UAE – launched a brutal war against Yemen in March 2015.
The war was launched to eliminate Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement and reinstall former Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.
The war, accompanied by a tight siege, has failed to reach its goals, but it has killed hundreds of thousands of Yemeni people. The UN refers to the situation in Yemen as the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
The Saudi war has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories.
Meanwhile, Yemeni forces have in recent months gone from strength to strength against the Saudi-led invaders and left Riyadh and its allies bogged down in Yemen.