Houthi Leader Hails Anniversary of Yemeni Revolution

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The chairman of Yemen’s Supreme Revolutionary Committee, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, said the 2011 revolution in the Arabian Peninsula nation demonstrated the people’s will to liberate their country.

Houthi Leader Hails Anniversary of Yemeni Revolution

In a statement released on Monday, Houthi offered his congratulations on the 8th anniversary of Yemen’s February 11 revolution and said the revolution is the manifestation of the people’s will to free their country from oppression.

Since the uprising began, the enemies inside and outside the country have tried to “divert the popular revolution from its path” but the Yemeni people have never been deceived by the persistent conspiracies of the enemies, he added.

The Houthi leader further emphasized that as the 8th anniversary of the revolution is celebrated, the dependence of all those trying to destroy the revolution on foreigners has become evident.

Yemenis on Monday marked the 8th anniversary of the start of an uprising that ended three decades of rule by President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by a coalition led by the Saudi regime for nearly four 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, a close ally of Riyadh.

The Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights announced in a statement on March 25 that the war had left 600,000 civilians dead and injured until then. The war and the accompanying blockade have also caused famine across Yemen.

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