Yemeni Figure Vows Swift Response to Saudi Attacks

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – President of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council Saleh Ali al-Sammad underlined that Yemen’s response to Saudi Arabia’s attacks against Yemen’s defenseless people will be swift and surprising.

صالح الصماد

“(Our) reaction to the aggressive Saudi coalition will be a blitz and (be shown) in the battlefield,” Lebanon's Arabic-language Al Mayadeen TV network quoted Sammad as saying.

He referred to international and regional bodies’ silence on the Saudi led coalition crimes against the defenseless people of Yemen and said, “We are witnessing an international conspiracy (against Yemen) today.”

He said Saudi Arabia is using its petro-dollars to silence the world about the kingdom’s crimes, regretting that Saudi allies condemn Yemen’s self-defense but “ignore tens of thousands of crimes committed by the aggressive coalition against Yemen’s people.”

Yemeni army soldiers, backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees, have increased attacks against positions held by Saudi mercenaries in several provinces across the conflict-ridden country in the past two months.

The attacks against Saudi forces come in retaliation for the continued massacre of civilians and destruction of Yemen’s infrastructure by the Saudi-led coalition.

Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the coalition for more than two and half years but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far.

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.

Over 14,000 Yemenis, including thousands of women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly aggression.

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