TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Yemeni forces have gained such great deterrent power that they have paralyzed the Saudi invaders, the deputy commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said.

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Addressing a conference in Semnan on Sunday, Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi hailed the people of Yemen for standing against foreign pressures and attacks from the arrogant powers.

“At present, Yemen is in the deterrence stage, and this has paralyzed Al Saud,” the general said.

Yemen will display its power more clearly in future despite all pressures, he stated, adding that the axis of resistance is growing in the region.

The IRGC general also said the Yemeni forces came to know about the missile technology after the Saudi-led invasion, and managed to give a “crushing response to Al Saud’s stupidity.”

“Yemen’s deterrent power in the face of enemies has become clear after the reactions to Al Saud’s attacks, and the enemies are also mindful that they will be harmed if they take any action against that country (Yemen),” Fadavi went on to say.

His comments came a day after the Yemeni forces destroyed three Saudi military brigades in a large-scale military offensive in the kingdom’s southern border region of Najran.

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing the government of fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi back to power and crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement.

The US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, estimates that the war has claimed more than 91,000 lives over the past four and a half years.

The war has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories. The UN says over 24 million Yemenis are in dire need of humanitarian aid, including 10 million suffering from extreme levels of hunger.