TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari commended recent achievements of the Yemeni forces in countering the Saudi-led coalition’s massive attacks on Yemen’s port city of Hudaydah.
In a speech on Tuesday, Major General Jafari highlighted “the great victories” of the 1979 Islamic Revolution and nations that have pursued the same path, including Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Yemen.
“In Yemen, victory is close,” he said, adding, “In recent days, you have been witnessing the defeat of the Arab-Western coalition in Hudaydah.”
The commander further made assurances that in the near future, the world would witness the victory of the Yemeni people against the aggressors.
The Saudi-led coalition and its mercenaries began a massive operation on Wednesday to bring Yemen’s port city under their control, but have failed to achieve their objective due to Yemenis’ resistance.
The United States, Britain and France have backed the coalition in the Yemen conflict and keep providing weapons to both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
While the Yemeni army and popular committees are fighting off the assailants and countering attacks on residential areas, international humanitarian organizations have warned of dire consequences of any escalation of violence around Hudaydah.
UN Humanitarian Coordinator Lise Grande recently said “as many as 250,000 people may lose everything -even their lives,” if there is a military attack on Hudaydah.