SHAFAQNA – The leader of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement says Saudi Arabia’s military aggression against the impoverished country aims to install a puppet regime serving the kingdom’s interests.
Abdul Malik Badreddin al-Houthi said in a televised speech in Sana’a on Friday that the aggressors seek to install a weak and puppet regime in Yemen to protect the interests of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
He added that the United States and the Saudi and Emirati aggressors seek to dominate Yemen’s wealth and territory as well as Bab-al-Mandeb Strait.
Houthi also stated that the Saudi campaign aims to strip the Yemeni people of their identity.
Ansarullah’s leader further said Yemen’s people would continue their fight till they liberate all Yemeni areas. The people of Yemen will not give in to occupation, Houthi said.
He also dismissed as mere lies the claims that the Saudi war aims to counter Iran’s influence.
He underlined that this war was not against Iran but a war against the Yemeni nation. The Houthi leader praised Iran’s honorable stance towards the Yemeni people.
Saudi Arabia has been leading a destructive and deadly campaign against Yemen since March 2015 in an attempt to reinstate Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, the president who has resigned, and crush the Houthi movement. Riyadh has failed to achieve its goals and suffered setbacks as a result of Yemen’s resistance and retaliatory attacks by Yemeni fighters.
The campaign has seriously damaged Yemen’s infrastructure. Local Yemeni sources have put the death toll from the Saudi war at over 12,000, including many women and children.
Source: Press TV