Yemeni Defense Minister in the National Salvation Government Major General Muhammad Nasser al-Atifi said Saudi Arabia and its allies involved in the ongoing war on country are searching for ways to get out of the Yemen quagmire.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry has criticized the final statement of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC), saying that Saudi Arabia has taken the PGCC hostage in order to spread hatred across the region.
The spokesman for Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement said the US administration is not sincere in its calls for the restoration of peace to the country, stressing that Washington must make the Saudi-led invaders end their aggression and siege against Yemen to set the stage for a real political process.
Yemeni defense forces said they launched massive retaliatory strike, featuring a ballistic missile and as many as nine drones, against “sensitive” spots in the Saudi capital amid an ongoing Riyadh-led war on the impoverished nation.
Tens of thousands of people staged rallies across Yemen in protest at the all-out Saudi blockade and closure of Sana’a International Airport, which have made it impossible for food and medical supplies to reach the poor in the war-torn country.
Oxfam has accused the British government of prolonging the war in Yemen by allowing the export of air-to-air refueling equipment that it fears could be used to help the Saudi Air Force conduct indiscriminate bombing in the country.
Foreign Minister in the Yemeni National Salvation Government, Hisham Sharaf Abdullah, warned Saudi Arabia and its regional allies against continuation of the sea, land and air blockade on Yemen, stating that their ports and economically strategic sites will be targeted if such crippling measures are not abolished.
In the wake of an explosion at a Saudi fuel transport terminal, a senior Yemeni official heaped heavy sarcasm on the kingdom over its failure to protect its ports, saying Yemen, if asked, may consider helping safeguard them.
Yemen’s popular Houthi Ansarullah movement roundly condemned the fresh round of Saudi airstrikes against Sana’a International Airport, stressing that the aerial assaults are being conducted out of utter despair and confusion of the Riyadh-led alliance.