Alwaght- The leader of Yemen’s Ansarullah movement says Yemeni women and children are being brutally killed by US and Western-made weapons in the ongoing Saudi-led aggression against the impoverished Arab country.
Delivering a televised speech broadcast live by Al Masirah TV from the Yemeni capital Sana’a on Monday afternoon on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Lady Fatima Zahra (SA) and Muslim Women’s Day, Seyyed Abdul-Malik al-Houthi said, “The main goal of the enemies of Islam from the ongoing aggression against Yemen is to get full control over us. However, the most important outcome of Islam … is to protect us against slavery and exploitation.”
He added, “The enemy has focused its primary attention on women as they hold an important position both in the family and the society. Islam brought independence to us, and freed us from the grips of reliance and dependence.”
Speaking on the occasion of birthday anniversary of Prophet Muhammad's daughter, which is observed in Islamic countries as Women's Day, Houthi noted that those who claim to be advocates of women’s rights are indeed posing the greatest threat to women through their policies.
“Yemeni women and children are being viciously killed by American and Western military hardware,” the Ansarullah leader pointed out.
He then described fomenting ethnic tensions as an evil act rooted in ignorance, condemning attempts to create religious discord as a heinous move by Takfiris and extremists.
“The United Arab Emirates is Saudi Arabia's main partner in the ongoing aggression on Yemen. The Abu Dhabi regime is seeking to fan the flames of division in Yemen in order to bring the country’s southern provinces under its rule,” Houthi commented.
“The Saudi regime is the chief sponsor and supporter of terrorists who wish to target our nation. Saudis’ bids meant to sow the seeds of discord and division among Yemeni people are wicked,” he said.
The Ansarullah head also pointed to the latest round of UN-sponsored Yemen peace negotiations in Sweden, saying, “The deal struck there envisioned significant strategies and mechanisms. All those bids, however, reached a deadlock as the enemies did not honor any of their obligations and tried to abdicate them instead.”
Elsewhere in his remarks, Houthi also stressed that Ansarullah fighters will not hesitate to respond befittingly to any escalation of military campaign in Yemen’s strategic western coastal province of Hudaydah.
Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the aim of bringing Hadi’s government back to power and crushing Ansarullah.
The Saudi-led war has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories. The UN has already said that a record 22.2 million Yemenis are in dire need of food, including 8.4 million threatened by severe hunger. According to the world body, Yemen is suffering from the most severe famine in more than 100 years.