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More painful retaliatory strikes to await Saudi-led coalition should aggression, siege continue: Houthi

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)
This file picture, provided by the media bureau of Yemen's Operations Command Center, shows domestically-developed Samoud (Steadfastness) ballistic missiles at an exhibition in Sana’a, Yemen.

A high-ranking member of the Yemeni Supreme Political Council has warned Saudi Arabia and its allies against more stinging and painful retaliatory strikes if they insist on their devastating military campaign and brutal siege against the crisis-hit country.

“Yemeni armed forces will respond to any act of hostility launched by oppressive enemies. Yemeni commanders, just like our heroic army troops, fighters from Popular Committees and security forces, will vigorously resist the conspiracies of foes,” Mohammed Ali al-Houthi said as he addressed a graduation ceremony in Sana’a on Thursday.

He added, “Yemen is currently facing an international conspiracy, which is not restrained to its borders and its repercussions have indeed affected the entire Muslim world.”

“We warn those who have invaded our country that the more they insist on their aggression and siege against our nation, the more blistering and painful our retaliatory strikes will be,” Houthi pointed out.

Houthi further noted that Yemeni armed forces are not afraid of enemies and their conspiracies as they have faith and trust in God.

“While our enemies rely on the United States and Israel and depend on US-built munitions, the weapons of our forces are faith and patience,” the senior Yemeni official said.

Houthi finally stressed that Yemeni forces will continue to confront the dangers and threats being posed by enemies.

Saudi Arabia launched the devastating war on Yemen in March 2015 in collaboration with its Arab allies and with arms and logistics support from the US and other Western states.

The objective was to reinstall the Riyadh-friendly regime of Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and crush the Ansarullah resistance movement, which has been running state affairs in the absence of a functional government in Yemen.

While the Saudi-led coalition has failed to meet any of its objectives, the war has killed hundreds of thousands of Yemenis and spawned the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

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