Yemenis vow to keep resistance against Saudi-led coalition
Yemenis have come together in the capital Sana’a to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain, the third Shia Imam, who was martyred in the Battle of Karbala, in southern Iraq, in 680 A.D.
In a televised speech, Sayyed Abdulmalik Al-Huthi delivered a speech in which he affirmed that our freedom is a religious believe and our pride in our values and dignity. “Our positions on major issues are principled positions starting with the Palestinian cause and against American hegemony and colonialism,” Sayyed Abdulmalik said.
The participants affirmed the example of Imam Hussein’s approach to the oppressors, starting in life according to the command of Allah, a nation that commands justice and forbids evil, and steadfastness on the approach that Hussein has followed, pointing out that the anniversary of Ashura will remain a station to provide lessons of sacrifice for the sake of truth and will not allow oppressors to spread misguidance and injustice in the nation.
In a speech on the holiday of Ashura, on the tenth day of the month of Muharram, taking place in Beirut’s southern suburb, Sayyed Nasrallah said that that “the continuation of [the war by] Saudi Arabia and the UAE would only bring them defeat, humiliation and eternal and historical shame.”
He added that the war on the Yemeni people has turned into an absurd war in light of the silence of the international community and a US-British partnership.
In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.
Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.