The leader of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement has stressed that they will continue to resist Saudi Arabia’s aggression against their country.
Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi made the remark on Sunday during a televised speech in which he also noted that Riyadh’s onslaught is aimed at dividing the nation.
He went on to call on the people of Yemen to safeguard their unity against all external threats and challenges. Houthi further stressed that the nation is united with Ansarullah.
He also slammed the international community’s silence towards Saudi Arabia’s war against Yemen which has now entered its third year.
Saudi Arabia launched its deadly campaign against Yemen in March 2015 to push back the Houthi Ansarullah fighters from Sana’a and to bring back to power Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, Yemen’s president who has resigned and is a staunch ally of Riyadh.
The campaign, which lacks any international mandate and has faced increasing criticism, has claimed the lives of more than 12,000 people, most of them civilians.
The relentless airstrikes have also put more than half of all health facilities in Yemen in a state of complete or partial shutdown. Furthermore, the war-torn nation has been grappling with a deadly cholera outbreak since last October, which has killed some 600 people since April.
Nearly 3.3 million Yemeni people, including 2.1 million children, are currently suffering from acute malnutrition. The Saudi aggression has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.
Certain Arab countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Qatar, are partners to the military aggression.