No peace possible in Yemen unless Saudi-led coalition ends ‘absurd’ military aggression and blockade
Yemen’s leader of the popular Ansarullah movement says that if the invading Saudi-led military coalition wants peace, it must first end its aggression, blockade and occupation completely, stressing that the invaders will never achieve their objectives in the “absurd” long war years.
“We accept peace, but not surrender, and in order to achieve this they must stop their aggression, lift their siege and end the occupation,” Abdul-Malik al-Houthi said in a televised address to the occasion of Martyrs Day in Yemen on Saturday.
The Houthi reiterated that the imposed war is an absolutely absurd war against impoverished Yemen and noted: “The whole world is telling them that you will not gain anything in this war and that you have failed and that you will not achieve your goals.
“The course of the war shows that the goals of the Saudi coalition are impossible to achieve,” said the leader of Ansarullah.
Houthi stressed that Ansarullah will continue to defend “our nation” against Saudi-led aggression and safeguard “our freedom” as a correct, intelligent and completely legitimate position.
He also said that “we are not an aggressive nation” but “war has been unfairly imposed on us” for the past six years.
The Houthi further stressed that as long as a brutal siege is in place and external interference in the internal affairs of Yemenis persists, Yemen will never agree to agreements and compromises.
The Ansarullah leader also stressed the need to face oppressive and evil powers that seek to deprive Yemen of its freedom, dignity and plunder its resources, and stressed that the Yemeni nation “must live freely as as a freedom loving nation in search of independence. “
“The problem our enemies have with us is that they want to break our will through coercion and the imposition of aggression and start a full-scale military, economic, media and cultural war,” Houthi said, pointing out that the enemies of the Yemeni nation are deeply mistaken in this regard.
Saudi Arabia, backed by the United States and its regional allies, launched war on Yemen in March 2015, with the aim of bringing back to power the government of former Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and crushing the Ansarullah movement.
The war has claimed hundreds of thousands of Yemeni lives and displaced millions more. It also destroyed Yemen’s infrastructure and spread famine and infectious diseases there.
Despite Saudi Arabia’s relentless bombardment of heavily armed Saudi Arabia against the impoverished country, the Yemeni armed forces and popular committees have steadily strengthened themselves against the Saudi invaders and have left Riyadh and its allies bogged down in the country.