The leader of Houthi Ansarullah revolutionary movement Sayyed Abdul Malik al- Houthi warned against any military escalation by Saudi-led coalition in Hodeidah, threatening that the retaliation of such escalation will “extend to the depth of aggression countries.”
“We warn of any military escalation in Hodeidah. The response will extend to the depth of the countries’ capital cities involved in the escalation,” Sayyed al-Houthi warned in his speech aired through television and radio stations.
He referred to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, which are leading the aggression against the Arab impoverished country.
The speech was made to mark four years of the brutal war on Yemen, which began on March 26, 2015.
“We are coming into the fifth year of resisting the foreign military aggression with a much more developed long-range ballistic missile arsenal,” he said.
“Enemy seeks to foil the Sweden Agreement to occupy our land … but we will fight until the end,” Sayyed al-Houthi added.
Al-Houthi called on his supporters to mass on Tuesday at the largest square in the capital Sanaa to celebrate their steadfastness over the past four years of war.
The peace deal, which was reached in Stockholm in December last year, was initially seen as a hope to end Yemen’s war, but it has since stalled over what the United Nations calls “misinterpretation” of the deal’s terms.
The deal focused on the contested Hodeidah port city and general exchange of prisoners to rebuild trust between the Saudi-backed exiled government and Houthi revolutionaries as the first step toward a comprehensive political settlement.
Commenting on US president decision to recognize the so-called “Israeli sovereignty” on the occupied Golan, Sayyed Houthi stressed that “Golan is part of Syria,” condemning Trump over handing over the territory to the Zionist entity “as if he owns it.”
In this context, he assured that US poses a great threat to rights of people of the region, noting that Washington seeks to seize Muslim holy sites and deprive Palestinians from their right to return to their land.