TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Leader of Yemen's Houthi Ansarullah movement Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi said Saudi-led aggressors are committing crimes in Yemen after receiving Washington’s green light.
“Having received the green light from Washington, aggressors are carrying out their appalling crimes against Yemenis as part of their military of tactics,” the Ansarullah chief said Saturday, addressing his supporters via a televised speech from the Yemeni capital Sana’a.
Houthi also held the United States chiefly responsible for the recent assassination of the country’s head of the Supreme Political Council, Saleh al-Samad, in the western coastal province of Hudaydah.
He said Americans played the leading role in Samad’s murder, and their fighter jets closely monitored the entire phases of the operation.
He added that aggressors were killing innocent Yemeni women and children on a daily part, and their crimes had now become an indispensable part of life in the crisis-hit Arab country, Press TV reported.
Houthi further noted that Saudi Arabia and its allies were committing acts of "genocide" in Yemen by targeting civilians and residential neighborhoods.
The Ansarullah chief also censured the Saudi-led coalition over assassination of Samad, emphasizing that the move was in contravention of international law.
“Samad never took advantage of his position. His primary goal was to serve the interests of the entire Yemeni nation. Officials from the Ansarullah movement will do their utmost to follow in his suit,” Houthi commented.
“Since the beginning of the military onslaught against Yemen, the related developments have pointed to the heroic resistance and steadfastness of the Yemeni nation against the Saudi-led aggression. Aggressors proved their baseness by dispatching warplanes to bombard Samad’s funeral,” he said.
Houthi added that Samad’s murder consolidated public determination for self-sacrifice.
“Aggressors will obtain adverse results out of the assassination. They had planned Samad’s murder in the hope of sowing the seeds of discord and division among Yemenis, and breaking their will. Nevertheless, his martyrdom bolstered their morale and added to their rage against Saudi Arabia and its allies,” the Ansarullah leader underlined.
Houthi concluded that aggressors were weighing plans in order to bring more mercenaries into Yemen.