The leader of the Yemeni revolution, Sayyid Abdul-Malik Badr al-Din al-Houthi, announced on Saturday Yemen’s readiness to continue confronting the Saudi-led coalition in the ninth year.
“We are coming in the ninth year with an organized army with faith education that has gained eight years of field experience, moving from defense tactics to attack tactics and major operations,” Sayyid Abdul-Malik said in a televised speech aired this evening on the occasion of the eighth anniversary of the aggressive war on Yemen, “National Resilience Day.”
The revolution leader affirmed that Yemen is coming in the ninth year with “a long-range, powerful, destructive, and lethal missile arsenal that can reach all enemy facilities that they depend on to finance their aggression against Yemen and is capable of tearing the tissues of the milking udder, which is producing for America and Britain, and cutting off the hand of the milker.”
Sayyid Abdul-Malik al-Houthi went on, saying, “We are coming with advanced drones that cross the airspace of the aggressors, bypassing all air defenses, to reach their targets with accuracy and a greater ability to destroy, and with naval capabilities that reach every target in the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden, the Arabian Sea, and all the islands.”
He added, “We are coming into the ninth year with trust in Allah, with the awareness of our people and their internal cohesion, and with concerted efforts to reap the fruit of steadfastness and victory and to achieve the legitimate goals and basic entitlements of Yemeni people in freedom, independence, and living in dignity.”
Regarding the US role in the aggression against Yemen, the revolution leader stressed that the United States has harnessed all its capabilities to support that aggression against Yemen.
“The aggression is basically an American aggression launched by America through its regional agents to avoid losses,” he said. “The declaration of aggression from Washington revealed the nature of the basic American role in the aggression against our country.”
Sayyid Abdul-Malik explained that the Americans, through their tools (referring to Saudi Arabia and the UAE), seek to occupy Yemen and control the sources of its oil wealth and its strategic locations in order to use them as military bases.
He indicated that most of the weapons that killed the Yemeni people were American and dropped by American aircraft, with American training and supervision, even in the field of identifying targets on the ground.
“The British and Israeli roles contributed to the incitement, pushing, and planning of aggression under US auspices,” he added.
He pointed out that the Saudi-led coalition used American cover and international silence in its war against Yemen and committed the most heinous crimes against the Yemeni people.
The revolution leader revealed that the coalition sought, through crimes of genocide, to kill the largest number of the Yemeni people, noting that “the crimes committed by the aggression coalition against Yemenis have reached the point where it is impossible to deny them, despite the money that was paid to cover them up.”
Sayyid Abdul-Malik stressed that those crimes proved to the whole world that the coalition is the oppressor in exchange for the grievances of the Yemeni people, who stand in the right position to defend themselves, their land, their independence, and their legitimate rights.
He pointed out that all the coalition’s crimes are clear, consistent, and documented by audio, video, and statistics.
Sayyid Abdul-Malik stated that the coalition crimes included targeting health and educational facilities, blind accommodation centers and kindergartens, mosques, and even tombs, water tanks, and wells. “The aggression coalition crimes included preventing citizens from traveling for treatment by air or land, and this caused great suffering and the deaths of thousands of patients.”
Regarding the American goal of the war on Yemen, Sayyid Abdul-Malik al-Houthi said, “The aggression aimed at occupying our country, taking full control of our people, and confiscating our freedom and independence in order to enslave us.”
“The Americans, through their tools, seek to occupy our country and control the sources of its oil wealth and its strategic locations to be used as military bases,” he said.
He pointed out that “the aggression sought to deprive our people of all their national wealth, dry up revenues, steal wealth, and deprive employees of salaries.”
At the end of his speech, Sayyid Abdul-Malik said: We’d like to thank Iran, Hezbollah, and Iraqis who have earnestly and courageously stand up for Yemen when every nation in the world remained silent.
He called on all Yemenis to go out tomorrow to mark the 8th year of resilience in the capital Sana’a and other Yemeni provinces.