Leader of Yemen’s Ansarullah, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, addresses nation after former Yemeni president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, is killed on Monday, December 4, 2017.
Leader of Yemen’s Ansarullah, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, says the movement has managed to thwart a major threat to the country’s security by defeating the plot hatched by former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, and his forces.
He added that despite his early pretense about being opposed to Saudi aggression, Saleh finally changed course and took sides with the aggressors.
Noting that everybody was taken by surprise by Saleh’s sudden change of course, Houthi noted that the fighting in the capital Sana’a in past days had worried people about security and unity in the country.
After they revealed their new position, Houthi said, we asked them to stop their warmongering and criminal activities and told them this was the wrong course that they had taken.
Noting that recent positions taken by Saleh were openly in favor of Yemen’s enemies, the leader of Ansarullah said Saleh’s positions, which were backed by a united media front of the enemies even took members of his own party by surprise.
Houthi said there was coordination between Saleh’s militia and Saudi-led coalition, which provided them with air support in order to conquer Sana’a and end the war in Yemen in their favor.
He added that the aggressor forces also imposed a tight blockade on the Yemeni people in order to undermine the nation’s resistance and pave the way for victory of Saleh’s forces.
Houthi noted that the Muslim people of Yemen and their resistance and support for the Houthi fighters were the main factors that helped Yemeni forces defuse aggressors’ conspiracy.
Referring to the failure of efforts made by Saudi Arabia and its allies, including the United States and the UK, he said, “They are consumed by their anger and we tell them die of your own anger,” because whatever you do will made the Yemeni nation more resistant and vigilant.
Houthi stated that despite all enemies plots, the Yemeni nation will continue to become more resistant and stronger and other enemies must learn a lesson from failure of Saleh’s plot in Sana’a.
The war launched by Saleh’s militia was, in fact, continuation of the war launched by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates against Yemen and this was proven through provision of air support and other forms of assistance for Saleh’s militias by the Saudi-led coalition.
He also called on all political forces in Yemen to remain united and form a single front to defend the country’s freedom and independence and defeat the enemy’s plots.
He emphasized that the Houthi Ansarullah considered members of Saleh’s General People’s Congress (GPC) as their brothers, most of whom cooperated in defending the country against the aggressors.
He warned against any act of retaliation against members of the GPC, noting that Ansarullah movement would not allow such moves, which seek to create rifts among the nation.