Yemen Has Database of Saudi Targets: Defense Minister
- April, 03, 2021 - 12:55
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The defense minister of Yemen said his country has a database of various targets inside Saudi Arabia, stressing that retaliatory attacks will continue as long as the Saudi-led military coalition continues pounding Yemen.
In an interview with al-Masirah, Defense Minister of the National Salvation Government of Yemen Nasser Al-Atefi said his country’s military power at present is incomparable with what it was six years ago, when Saudi Arabia launched a military aggression against Yemenis.
The Yemeni armed forces have a database of many targets situated deep inside Saudi Arabia, he added.
The general also emphasized that the retaliatory strikes on Saudi targets will go on until the Saudi-led coalition stops its acts of aggression.
“The invading countries (Saudi-led coalition) are in the worst conditions, as they are now looking for a way out of the quagmire in Yemen,” the defense minister added.
Atefi also noted that Yemen has such intelligence and other capabilities that it can rattle the invading coalition and enrage Riyadh, Washington, London, Paris and Tel Aviv.
The enemy’s options to attacks Yemen are decreasing, while the Yemeni military forces are able to implement the “big painful blow” strategy and surprise the Saudi-led coalition, he concluded.
Saudi Arabia and its regional allies, chiefly the United Arab Emirates (UAE), launched a war against Yemen in March 2015 to restore the government of former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, who resigned in 2014 and then flee to Riyadh.
According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the war has killed almost a quarter of a million Yemenis, caused outbreaks of disease, turned Yemen into the world’s worst humanitarian crisis and brought the poor Arab country to the verge of famine.