TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement said it is capable of shutting down the airports and ports of the countries involved in the Saudi-led aggression on Yemen, adding that the United Arab Emirates is aware of the fact that its major city Dubai is a potential target for Yemeni forces.
In an interview with Al-Mayadeen, Mohamed al-Bukhaiti, a member of the political bureau of Ansarullah, said Yemen has the right to defend itself against the Saudi-led military campaign and hit any vessel belonging to the intruders.
The Yemeni forces are currently capable of bringing the airports and seaports of the invading countries to a halt, he added, recommending the invaders to revise their calculations.
The United Arab Emirates is feeling the threat of Dubai being hit by the Yemeni forces, Bukhaiti underlined.
As regards a recent missile strike that Yemen launched against two Saudi oil tankers in the Red Sea, Bukhaiti said it was Saudi Arabia that began the war and pounded the Yemeni airports, trade vessels and ports.
He warned that continuation of military aggression against Yemen could upset security of the Bab al-Mandeb Strait.
In an operation on Thursday, the Yemeni forces attacked Abu Dhabi's international airport in the United Arab Emirates with a pilotless aircraft. The drone, Sammad-3, reportedly launched three attacks on the airport.
While the Emirati officials have denied the strike and Abu Dhabi airport says there was an incident involving a supply vehicle, Spokesperson for Yemen’s Air Force General Abdullah al-Jafri said the armed drone flew 1,500 km before it reached Abu Dhabi's airport.
Saudi Arabia has been leading a deadly campaign against Yemen from the air, land, and sea since March 2015 in an attempt to reinstate former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh, and to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement.
Over the past three years, the Houthis have been running state affairs and defending Yemeni people against the Saudi aggression.
The aggression has killed over 14,000 people and taken a heavy toll on the country's facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.