A top-ranking member of Yemen’s Ansarullah resistance movement has threatened Saudi Arabia and its regional allies with unprecedented retaliatory strikes should they press ahead with their atrocious military campaign and brutal blockade against the impoverished and conflict-stricken country.
Ali al-Qahhoum, a member of Ansarullah’s political bureau, lambasted the Saudi-led coalition for squandering all available opportunities to help restore peace and stability in Yemen.
“The Saudi-led coalition needs to renounce its aggressive policies than to employ deception and hollow promises, adopt double standards, count on an illusion that there is always enough time, spoil all chances and limit viable opportunities,” Qahhoum stressed.
The senior member of Ansarullah's political bureau went on to note that the Riyadh-led alliance must end its devastating aggression, cruel siege and continued occupation, and allow Yemeni people to seal their own fate and resolve their issues without the guardianship of foreigners.
Earlier this week, the Yemeni defense minister said the country’s armed forces were prepared to target the strategic depths of Saudi Arabia and its allies in retaliation for their devastating war and all-out blockade.
Major General Mohammad al-Atifi said Yemeni soldiers and their allies are fully mobilized and prepared to decisively counter any hostile threat or act of aggression by the Riyadh-led military coalition.
He noted that the Saudi-led aggressors are intensely regrouping and trying to expand their presence in Yemeni provinces, regions and islands, which have been occupied by Takfiri militants either allied to Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Saudi Arabia, in collaboration with its Arab allies and with arms and logistics support from the US and other Western states, launched the devastating war on Yemen in March 2015.
The objective was to crush the popular Houthi Ansarullah group, which has been running state affairs in the absence of a functional government in Yemen, and reinstall the Riyadh-friendly regime of Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.
While the Saudi-led coalition has failed to achieve 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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