Houthi Leader: US to Blame for Escalation in Yemen’s Hudaydah

Houthi Leader: US to Blame for Escalation in Yemen’s Hudaydah

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The United Sates should be held accountable for any escalation of tensions in Yemen's western port of Hudaydah, chairman of Yemen's Supreme Revolutionary Committee said.

In comments about the recent developments on Yemen’s western coast, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi warned the US that it will be held responsible for any escalation of tensions in or any threat against the Red Sea port city of Hudaydah, al-Masirah TV reported.

By God’s grace, any adventurism by the aggressors against Yemen is doomed to defeat, he said.

His comments came after the Yemeni forces dealt severe blows to the Saudi-led mercenaries in the western regions, where the Hudaydah port is located.

While the Yemeni army and popular committees are fighting off the assailants and countering attacks on residential areas, the international humanitarian organizations have warned of dire consequences of any escalation of violence around Hudaydah.

UN Humanitarian Coordinator Lise Grande has announced that “as many as 250,000 people may lose everything -even their lives,” if there is a military attack on Hudaydah.

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

Over 14,000 Yemenis, including women and children, have died in the deadly military campaign.

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