Alwaght- Yemen’s Ansarullah movement says its missiles can hit any target in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
In a speech on Thursday, the leader of Yemen’s Ansarullah movement, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi revealed that missiles manufactured by the Yemeni group are capable of hitting Abu Dhabi and elsewhere in the UAE.
He added that Ansarullah also had several domestically-manufactured drones in its inventory that would become operational in the near future.
On February 26, Yemeni army forces unveiled four domestically-designed-and-produced drones set to collect information on the positions and movements of militiamen loyal to resigned president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi as well as Saudi troops, and carry out aerial attacks against them.
Elsewhere in his Thursday’s remarks, al-Houthi emphasized that Ansarullah fighters and Yemeni army soldiers were fighting against the US’ state-of-the-art military technology, which Saudi and Emirati forces were using in Yemen.
He went on to say that Saudi Arabia has failed numerous times during its military campaign against Yemen, stressing that officials in Riyadh have not come to their senses despite huge losses that the oil-rich kingdom has suffered as a result of its adventurism.
“Saudi Arabia and the UAE are paying the price of their erroneous policies. Such mistakes have forced them to alter their approach to the conflict in Syria,” al-Houthi commented.
Houthi also said his fellow fighters could target Saudi interests in the strategic Bab el-Mandeb Strait, which connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden, underlining that Ansarullah missiles could hit oil installations in Saudi Arabia’s mainland as well.
The Ansarullah chief stated that Saudi-led aggressors had spared no effort to target Yemen’s independence in a bid to establish a colony there.
Al-Houthi further dismissed “unsubstantiated” allegations by Saudi Arabia and the UAE that Ansarullah was planning to install a monarchial system in Yemen, calling on the Muslim world to help Yemen.
He said Yemenis from all walks of life would exhibit their indomitable willpower during September 21 mass rallies across the conflict-ridden country.
The Saudi-led coalition started a bloody aggression on Yemen in March 2015 to oust the popular Ansarullah movement and restore to power fugitive Abdul Rabbuh Mansour Hadi who resigned as president and fled to Riyadh.
The Saudis have failed to achieve their stated objective and are now stuck in the Yemen quagmire while indiscriminately bombarding the impoverished stated on an almost daily basis.
Independent estimates put the death toll of the Saudi-led aggression on Yemen at over 13,000 mostly civilians including women, children and the elderly.