The leader of the Yemeni Revolution, Sayyed Abdulmalik al-Houthi, stated on Wednesday that he has accepted the UN envoy’s offer, Martin Griffiths, of placing Hodeidah port under the UN supervision in his recent visit to Sana’a.
“We welcomed a supervisory, technical and logistical role of the United Nations at the port of Hodeidah, but they are deceptive, they just made baseless justifications”, Sayyed al-Houthi said in a speech aired by Yemeni Arabic-speaking channel Almasirah.
The leader pledged to resist the US-backed Saudi coalition, confirming that “Britain, France and other European countries involved in supporting the coalition’s assault will also be confronted.”
“The foreign military assault on the west coast did not begin six days ago as the coalition’s media claims allege, but rather it has begun more than two years ago.”
“The coalition forces have mobilized all their efforts, money and weapons for the western coast battle and the geographical factors have helped them to make some progress in the coastal strip, which is an open area,” Sayyed al-Houthi added.
Sayyed al-Houthi pointed out that the coalition forces have been inflicting considerable losses in the battle and lost military leaders, including senior Saudi, Emirati, American and Israeli officers, who were part of “Blackwater” troops.
“The battles have not stopped over 32 months in the western coast from Bab al-Mandab area until the recent period in Duraihmi and al-Dawar areas,” al-Houthi said.
He affirmed that the upcoming battles will be more intractable and painful for the coalition forces.
“A large area of the coast is still free under the control of the people, the army and the popular committees,” Sayyed al-Houthi said.
Sayyed al-Houthi also said that “the aggression forces claim that Iran’s missiles come through the port of Hodeidah, although all ships entering the port are strictly inspected by both the United Nations and the coalition in Djibouti.”
“More than 400 items of essential goods have been banned by the aggression forces from entering the port without any fair justification,” he added.
“We target battleships that threaten the Yemeni coast and back the coalition of aggression on Hodeidah,” Sayyed al-Houthi explained.
He underlined that the Saudi-led coalition’s air bombardment of headquarters of humanitarian and relief organizations is what poses a threat to relief work in Yemen.
Sayyed al-Houthi described the condition of the coalition forces at the western coast as miserable, saying that they are “besieged and targeted at every moment.”
“All the field penetrations will always be confronted, and our will would never be broken apart,” Sayyed Houthi said.