Head of Yemen’s National Delegation Mohammad Abdul Salam said the offensive launched by the Yemeni Army and the Popular Committees is a retaliation to escalation by aggression powers.
In an interview with Beirut-based Al-Massirah Yemeni TV channel, Abdul Salam said that aggression forces took from Marib a base to launch attacks on other Yemeni regions and provinces.
“The aggression was backed by foreign powers. Aggression forces did not only launch air strikes, they occupied entire areas and changed it into military zones like Marib.”
He noted that Yemeni people must confront the aggression forces with all means, stressing: “What’s happening in Marib is not new, this front has been witnessing fierce clashes since the start of the aggression (in 2015).”
Abdul Salam said the allied forces have been retaliating for escalation by aggression powers, noting that the international community has been portraying the battle in Marib as an offensive and not defensive.
“These talks mean that we are prohibited from defending ourselves. Shall we keep mum as the Takfiris are being recruited and trained in this area?”
The Yemeni official said there have been no serious moves to stop the war in Yemen and lift the blockade.
“We had no choice by the military one. Aggression powers don’t agree with peaceful solution and the United Nations doesn’t dare even to condemn the blockade,” Abdul Salam said, stressing: “And we won’t keep mum in face of these attacks.”
Source: Al-Manar English Website and Al-Massirah