Sudan crisis is extension of that in Yemen: Al-Bukhaiti to Al Mayadeen

25 Apr 2023

Source: Al Mayadeen Net

By Al Mayadeen English 

Al-Bukhaiti says had the Sudanese army commanders not been involved in the war on Yemen, this wouldn’t have happened in Sudan.

Member of the political bureau of the Ansar Allah movement Mohammad Al-Bukhaiti

Member of the political bureau of the Ansar Allah movement, Mohammad Al-Bukhaiti, considered on Monday that the Sudan crisis is an extension of the Yemeni crisis.

In an interview for Al Mayadeen, Al-Bukhaiti pointed out that “had the army commanders not been involved in the war on Yemen, this wouldn’t have happened in Sudan, especially since those fighting in Sudan now were involved in fighting in Yemen before.”

Al-Bukhaiti regretted the inability of the Sanaa government to provide aid to the Yemenis in Sudan due to the aggression, the blockade, and the situation forced onto the Sanaa government.

He also highlighted the Sudanese government’s relationship with the forces of aggression and not with the Sanaa government.

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The Yemeni official indicated that recent visits of the Saudi delegation to Sanaa “broke many barriers that constituted an obstacle to any negotiations,” explaining that many achievements have been made, yet without reaching an agreement on a complete and comprehensive peace.

According to Al-Bukhaiti, many matters were agreed upon with the Saudi delegation, especially with regard to the humanitarian situation.

He said that Sanaa is waiting for the implementation of what was agreed upon, warning against procrastination, because the situation of the Yemeni people no longer allows any delay in the implementation of the agreed points.

He also noted that the negotiations with the Saudis were halted due to the Eid Al-Fitr holiday, affirming that these negotiations “will be resumed soon.”

Al-Bukhaiti mentioned that Sanaa and Riyadh are now in a stage of de-escalation, but he affirmed that Saudi Arabia and the UAE realize that any escalation will be met with escalation, and this will not be in their interest.

The Ansar Allah official specified that “negotiations with the Saudis at this stage are based on re-opening the airports and ports, set to be finalized in later stages to achieve a permanent and comprehensive peace.”

Al-Bukhaiti considered that the Yemeni internal dialogue should include all Yemeni political components and figures that have popular bases, noting that the individuals and militias directly linked to Saudi Arabia and the UAE will attempt to obstruct reaching any solution, which, if reached, will cause them to lose their jobs with whoever hired them.

Al-Bukhaiti revealed to Al Mayadeen that during the negotiations, emphasis was placed on the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Yemen and on Yemen’s restoration of its sovereignty over all of its lands.

“Peace means the exit of the American forces from the occupied Yemeni provinces… We do not accept any foreign presence in Yemen, and we will be in direct confrontation with any foreign military forces present on Yemeni soil,” he underlined.

Al-Bukhaiti warned that the United States does not want peace in Yemen, adding that Washington had a negative impact on the negotiations between Sanaa and Riyadh.

It is noteworthy that this month, Yemen witnessed three batches of prisoner exchange deals. Earlier, the Sanaa government revealed arrangements to hold a new round of negotiations to discuss the release of 1,400 Yemeni prisoners with the Saudi-backed government in May.

The government said a future deal that included 700 prisoners will be concluded.

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Yemen enters 9th year of war with lethal missile arsenal: Al-Houthi

March 26, 2023

Source: Agencies

By Al Mayadeen English 

Ansar Allah leader says the steadfastness of Yemenis was the pillar in preventing the coalition of aggression from achieving its goals in the war on the country.

The leader of the Yemeni Ansar Allah movement Sayyed Abdul-Malik al-Houthi.
The leader warns the countries of aggression.. The speech of Mr. Abdulmalik Badr al-Din al-Houthi on the occasion of the National Day of Resilience 03-09-1444

The leader of Ansar Allah movement, Sayyed Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, revealed that the Yemenis are entering the ninth year of aggression on their country equipped with a large arsenal of deadly long-range precision missiles capable of inflicting mass destruction on the enemy’s vital and sensitive facilities.

In a televised speech on the occasion of the eighth anniversary of the aggression against Yemen, Al-Houthi said most of the arms used to kill the Yemeni people are US-made weapons, launched from US-made fighter jets under US supervision, which also supplied the strike coordinates on the ground, adding that the aggression forces are also trained and mentored by US military officials.

Ansar Allah leader slammed the blatant attempts to portray the war on Yemen as an internal conflict and stressed that it is clearly an aggression by the United States and its proxies.

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Announcing the launching of the aggression on Yemen from Washington – in 2015 – revealed the true nature of the US role in the war against the country, Al-Houthi continued, adding that the US, through its tools, seeks to occupy Yemen and control its resources and wealth, including its energy sources.

As the coalition of aggression clearly failed to reach its goals, it is currently after other options and an alternative tactic, Al-Houthi said.

He also stated that the cover that the Americans provide their allies with or the international institutions that condone the coalition of aggression and its crimes, not to mention its vain endeavors… they all have no value whatsoever. 

Al-Houthi indicated that the two regional countries that launched the aggression, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, are well aware that they have not achieved their aims and have incurred heavy losses, explaining that the United States, the Israeli occupation entity, and Britain seek to keep Riyadh and Abu Dhabi stuck and trapped in the cycle of this war.

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The US is forcing Saudi Arabia to pursue the war despite Riyadh’s realization that this will only lead to more military losses and will take a heavy toll on the country’s economy and security, he noted.

Al-Houthi warned that if the coalition’s plan is to continue the war and siege on Yemen and to maintain the current status of no war, no peace, then this is in no way acceptable. 

Coalition’s crimes are documented

Leader of Ansar Allah touched on the crimes of the aggression coalition, saying that the coalition sought through its crimes to kill the largest number of Yemenis.

The coalition also aimed to deprive the Yemeni people of their national wealth and their rights, loot their resources, and prevent the employees from receiving their earned salaries, he added.

The crimes also included preventing citizens from traveling abroad to receive treatment, whether by land or air, which caused great suffering to the people of Yemen and the death of thousands of patients, he said. Al-Houthi stressed that among the coalition’s crimes was targeting the health and education sectors, by bombing hospitals, schools, universities, medical centers, and water-storage tanks.

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Facilities that offer care for blind people and citizens with special needs also came under the coalition’s attacks, Al-Houthi said, adding that Islamic institutions that teach religious values and the Quran, in addition to Islamic monuments, mosques, and even cemeteries were also bombed.

All the crimes of the coalition of aggression are clear and well documented by all means, he stressed, adding that they cannot justify nor lie about the brutalities they have committed.

With regard to the blockade and seige on Yemen, Al-Houthi said that it is part of the war on the country, and depriving the people of their right to their national wealth is only part of the aggression.

Stirring up strife inside the country and destabilizing its security are also “part of the war” on Yemen, he added, warning that if the coalition seeks to implement this plot as part of its aggression on the country, then “we will deal with it as a state of war.”

The leader of Ansar Allah movement advised Saudi Arabia and the UAE not to continue the aggression that only serves the interests of the United States and to take their interests into consideration, which are to achieve the prisoners’ exchange agreement and lift the siege, stressing that the path to peace is paved by stopping the aggression, ending the blockade and occupation, rebuilding the country, and compensating for the damage and destruction the war has caused.

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He also pointed out that many people of the Islamic and Arab nations stood idle and just watched with complete silence, despite the clear oppression targeting the Yemeni people, stressing that the “legitimate right of the people of Yemen is to stand firm and confront the unjust criminal aggression.”

The war waged by the aggression coalition “is unjust and unjustified,” he said. The coalition committed crimes starting from the first moments of the aggression, he noted, referring to the role of the collaborators among the Yemenis, which comes as part of the war aimed at occupying the country using internal tools.

The Yemeni people revealed their steadfastness through their patience, cohesion, resistance, endurance of all the suffering and oppression, and fighting on all combat fronts.

National Steadfastness Day

Ansar Allah leader declared Sunday Yemen’s National Day of Steadfastness and called on the Yemenis to widely participate in marches marking the eighth anniversary of the aggression on Yemen.

He said that the coalition of aggression practiced injustice and oppression on a daily basis throughout the eight years, adding that “our people are practicing holy jihad in every sense of the word, and it is our responsibility to take this honorable stance and resist for the sake of God.”

According to him, National Steadfastness Day is an occasion to show the resilience of the people of Yemen and their adherence to their position against the aggressors and their proxies, adding that this position was reflected by heading to the battle fronts, mass response to general mobilization, and the vast participation in marches and demonstrations.

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Al-Houthi pointed out that the people’s steadfastness was reflected in the heroic battles fought by the Yemeni Armed Forces and Popular Committees on the battlefronts, explaining that “one of the manifestations of national and popular steadfastness is being stationed on the fronts despite the long years of aggression and economic burdens.”

According to him, another manifestation “of patience and steadfastness is the position of the families of the martyrs who set the most wonderful examples through their patience, contentment, and pride in the sacrifices they made, as well as the sacrifices made by the wounded and their families, and the heroes still fighting on the fronts and their families.”

The leader of the Ansar Allah indicated that local military manufacturing, despite the difficulties and limited capabilities, also reflects national steadfastness, adding that the resilience of the people of Yemen led to “the failure of the coalition of aggression to achieve its goals and endeavors to occupy all of our country and seize control without facing any form of resistance.”

Al-Houthi concluded that one of the most prominent goals of the coalition of aggression, which was thwarted by popular steadfastness, was to establish military bases throughout Yemen and plunder the country’s wealth, noting that the coalition failed to occupy the strategic depth of the country, which became the basis for liberating the occupied regions.

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We are doubling our strategic missile stockpile: Saree

March 19, 2023

Source: Al Mayadeen Net

By Al Mayadeen English 

Saree points out that the Yemeni armed forces contended a criminal coalition that was effectively and operatively spearheaded by the United States of America.

The Spokesperson for the Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree on September 14, 2019 (AFP)

The spokesperson for the Yemeni Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, said, “Our armed forces managed to thwart the declared and undeclared goals of aggression against Yemen.”

Saree added commemoratively, in today’s press conference, “Today, as we approach the ninth year anniversary of the aggression against Yemen, we proclaim to the world that the Yemeni people have not and will not surrender.”

He also pointed out that “the [yemeni] armed forces contended a criminal coalition that was effectively and operatively spearheaded by the United States of America, who directed the coalition of aggression’s operation rooms,” pointing out that “the Americans were in charge of running espionage activity, monitoring, surveillance, and logistical support for the aggression.”

Brigadier General Saree also confirmed that the Americans directed each and every raid “by setting the target, training the pilots, supplying the planes with fuel, and guiding them into the Yemeni cities.”

Saree also revealed that the Americans “oversaw and managed the imposition of the blockade on Yemen,” stressing that “the battle of the Yemenis with the alliance of evil has not ended yet.”

The stock of strategic missiles was doubled

The top Yemeni official confirmed that the Yemeni missile force now possesses expertise and capabilities, which makes it “more ready to ram more enemy bases and facilities,” explaining that it possesses missile systems in abundance and in a wide-range variety, including “ballistic and winged.”

He added that his forces are continuing to “double the strategic stockpile of missiles,” as a deterrent force that has proven effective, explaining that “the unmanned air force granted the Yemenis a significant edge in their war against the aggressor’s coalition, and the competent employment of the missiles piqued the interest of foreign experts.”

Brigadier General Saree further confirmed that “the Saudi enemy is downplaying the losses in its ranks,” taking decisive action against whoever attempts to reveal them. 

In the meantime, he warned that “the client regimes” who launched this aggression against Yemen “must come to terms with reality, today Yemen has become significantly more powerful.”

He addressed the countries of aggression, saying, “Today, our missiles and drones can reach your capitals to target your military and vital installations,” vowing to redouble efforts in preparation for any potential developments, “including readiness to confront the forces of invasion and aggression.”

He pointed out that the aerial raids launched by the aggression against Yemen amounted to more than 274,302 raids, with only 59 raids last year.

Furthermore, Saree affirmed the armed forces’ readiness to “implement any directives to adequately deal with any foreign military presence on Yemeni territory,” stressing that “the fires that have ignited the war may flare up again.”

The losses of the Saudi enemy army amounted to more than ten thousand dead

The top Yemeni official went on to unpack in detail the operations carried out by the armed forces, noting that they conducted more than 13,229 military operations.

He pointed out that “the missile force carried out 1,828 military operations, of which 1,237 targeted enemy gatherings inside Yemeni territory,” and “589 missile operations targeted the enemy beyond Yemeni territory, including operations in the depths of KSA and UAE.”

On the other hand, the losses of the Saudi army during the 8 years of aggression against Yemen amounted to “more than 10,840 dead and injured,” while “the losses of the Emirati enemy amounted to more than 1,251 dead and injured, including high ranking military officers.” Furthermore, “36 Saudi officers and soldiers were killed and 45 others were injured during the eighth year of aggression.”

As for the mercenary forces, Saree said that “more than 40 Sudanese officers and soldiers were killed during the eighth year of the aggression, and 65 others were injured.”

“The losses in the ranks of the Yemeni mercenaries amounted to more than 261,243 dead and injured throughout the 8 years of the war”.

“In the eighth year, the death toll of Yemeni mercenaries exceeded 2,500, with more than 5,050 injured,” he said, adding, “Our forces succeeded in destroying more than 18,397 vehicles, armored vehicles, personnel carriers, tanks, bulldozers, and weapons.” 

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Failed Saudi Attempts To Affect Yemen’s Position After Restoring Relations With Iran

Mar 13, 2023

The Ambassador of the Republic of Yemen in Tehran, Ibrahim Al-Dailami, confirmed that the Saudi regime failed in its attempt to influence Sanaa political and military position, and that the only way for Riyadh to find peace with Yemenis is to stop the aggression and siege imposed on them, and begin serious negotiations with Sanaa, warning that the continuation of the blockade will lead to entering a new phase of confrontation.

Al-Dailami revealed in an interview with Al-Manar TV that the Saudi regime tried to exploit its negotiations with Tehran during the last period to influence the political and military decision and position of Sanaa.

“The Iranians made it clear to the Saudis during the meetings that the relationship with Yemen is one of sincere brotherhood, and that the aggression and blockade must end,” he added.

The Iranians assured Saudi Arabia that “the decision is in Sanaa, not in Tehran.”

Al-Dailami commented on the recently announced Iranian-Saudi rapprochement agreement by saying, “If the understandings bring peace in the region, it will be in the interest of everyone, but the Saudis are the ones who want to change in the region.”

For his part, Yemen’s ambassador to Syria, Abdullah Sabri, said: The Iranian-Saudi agreement is encouraging, and we are waiting to see to what extent its implementation will be, as it is an inauguration of a new phase of consensus, noting that China’s sponsorship of the Iranian-Saudi agreement show that China, as an international power, has become more flexible and free from traditional procedures.

Ambassador Sabri confirmed: “We reached a truce in Yemen about a year ago as a result of the Yemeni force. Consequently, Saudi Arabia understood that it was incapable of a military solution.”

Many reports revealed during the past periods that Saudi Arabia is trying to seek help from the parties of the axis of resistance to influence the decision of Sanaa, and push it to back down from its negotiating position and its demands. However, the responses received by Riyadh all confirmed that the decision can only be found in Sanaa, and that it must negotiate directly with the Yemenis and respond to their demands represented in ending the aggression, siege, and occupation.

In another context, Ambassador Al-Dailami considered that “the first phase of the aggression ended during the past eight years, but the siege continued.”

He added that the continuation of the blockade will lead to a new phase of the war.

The leader of the revolution, Sayyid Abd al-Malik Badr al-Din al-Houthi, recently confirmed that the current state of “de-escalation” will not continue indefinitely, warning the forces of the aggression coalition and its sponsors that “patience will run out”, in a clear message pointing to the need to stop procrastination and prevarication.

Earlier, the armed forces called on the countries of aggression not to miss the opportunity for peace on offer, and to take the warnings of the leader of the revolution seriously.

A member of the Ansar Allah Political Bureau, Mohammed al-Bukhaiti, warned a few days ago that “negotiations may not succeed, and the Yemeni people may be forced to wage a decisive battle to end the aggression and lift the siege.”

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US Attempts To Impede The Muscat Negotiations; Sana’a Threatens To Resume Military Operations

 Feb 25, 2023

After five months of negotiations, the Zionist-American-Saudi-Emirati aggression coalition is still looking for different kind of ways to impede steps that could possibly extend the armistice.
This time, the Saudi aggression wants to open roads(in frontline zones) in exchange for paying the salaries of employees, opening the port of Hodeidah, and expanding the routes from Sanaa airport. However, Sanaa completely rejected this offer, as it links humanitarian files with military ones, stressing the need to separate the humanitarian file, for it is an entitlement to any progress towards any armistice.

An airstrike in Sanaʽa on 11 May 2015

The leader of the revolution, Sayyid Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, threatened during a speech last Friday to resume military operations, accusing the aggression coalition of prolonging the negotiations and evading the implementation of humanitarian entitlements, emphasizing the complications that stand in the way of negotiations.

Washington changed Riyadh’s position

The recent round of discussions would have yielded a comprehensive solution to the war on Yemen, according to a private source in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sanaa, had it not been for the interventions of the United States of America through its ambassador to obstruct any signature by the party of the aggressive Saudi coalition, indicating that among the agreements that the parties would have concluded, were it not for the interventions Washington and its directions to the Saudi side, were total military withdrawal from Yemen and the direct payment of salaries to employees.

It was agreed to hand over the salaries of all employees, and Saudi Arabia gave verbal approval to Sanaa in this regard. However, the visit of the American envoy to the region changed Riyadh’s position later, as the latter has not yet responded to the proposal of Sanaa, which was submitted through the Omani mediator, that requires expediting the payment of salaries starting next March.

Three key points

Regarding the latest developments in the course of the negotiations taking place in Muscat, the leader of the revolution, Sayyid Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi, revealed what is going on behind the scenes of the negotiations in Muscat, accusing the United States of America of deliberately impeding peace and seeking to hinder the efforts made by the Sultanate of Oman in order to reach an agreement that ends the suffering of the Yemeni people.

The leader of the revolution said, in his speech on the occasion of the anniversary of the martyr President Saleh al-Sammad, that the American side is working to obstruct the Omani efforts in three main points, the first of which is its attempt to distance the coalition from any obligations arising from any agreement, and to acquit Saudi Arabia of its direct role as the leader of the aggression against the people of Yemen. In addition, it refused to link the payment of state employees’ salaries to the proceeds of oil and gas sales. Also, they are trying to “transform the matter into a purely internal conflict” and “attempt to delay the expulsion of the occupying foreign forces.”

In the second point, Sayyid Al-Houthi explained that “the American is trying to turn the issue into a purely internal issue,” stressing that “this can never be accepted, and the issue cannot turn into a problem with small mercenaries who are nothing but recruits with the aggression coalition.” Stressing that: “The role of the one who presented himself since the beginning of the aggression as a leader of the war and an executor of offensive operations against our country cannot turn into a mere mediator.”

With regard to the third point, the Leader stated that “the Americans are playing their game on the issue of the withdrawal of foreign forces from the country and are trying to postpone this step indefinitely,” stressing that “we cannot accept the continuation of the occupation and the presence of foreign forces in our country, and this is a fundamental issue. for us.”

“We will continue with all options, with all efforts in all fields, to achieve complete freedom and complete independence, and to retain all parts of our country from every foreign occupation,” Sayyid Al-Houthi assured.

America obstructs the path of peace

Western media confirmed in its reports that America is obstructing the peace process in Yemen, as the American magazine “National Interest” revealed in a recently published report that the decision of the war powers in Yemen was withdrawn from voting in the Senate during the past month, noting that if the decision was passed, this would have ended the direct US military intervention in the Saudi war in Yemen.

According to the magazine, the withdrawal of the resolution came after President Joe promised Eden and his administration to veto the resolution if it was passed, which confirms Washington’s unwillingness to end the war, which expresses their desire for a return to military escalation.

Dangerously opportunistic approach

The Russian delegate, Dmitry Polyansky, to the Security Council, during a special session in mid-January held to discuss the situation in Yemen, said: “The international community must do everything in its power to restore peace to Yemen,” continuing to say: “Moscow maintains its relationship with the Sanaa authorities.”

The representative of Russia added that Western countries seek to plunder and export Yemeni oil and gas, and do not want to reach a comprehensive solution in Yemen, indicating that the goal of Westerners is not to reach a comprehensive solution in Yemen, but rather to export its “oil” to global markets. He said: Western countries practice opportunism by focusing on obtaining Yemeni oil and gas, and we consider this opportunistic Western approach very dangerous and harmful to sustainable peace in Yemen.

Dangerous plots and moves

Political analysts and observers confirmed that there is a clear duplicity of the Americans in Yemen, as their talk about peace contradicts their movements in reality. There is a continuous aggressive behavior and an influx of American forces in Bab al-Mandab and off the Yemeni coast, and the construction of military bases in the governorates of Hadramout and al-Mahra, in addition to the islands of Mayon and Socotra, adding: that there are conspiracies and dangerous movements by American-British plotters, in a new transformation of the conflict and with new methods in a clear dedication to the continuation of the aggression and siege on Yemen, all of Yemen, with American-Western intransigence and insistence in imposing a state of no peace and no war and tireless work in building occupation projects, and this is what is happening in reality , and without a clear horizon for a solution, blocking any moves or efforts that contribute to achieving peace.

Repeated attempts to escalate

They pointed out that Washington views peace in Yemen as a real danger threatening its colonial presence in the country, especially with the adherence of Sanaa, which succeeded in imposing its conditions and demands on the negotiating table, in controlling over all the details of the open confrontation with the forces of the Zionist-American-Saudi-Emirati coalition of aggression, in various fields.

Sanaa is able to overcome the plots

The American, British and all the countries of aggression in Yemen, realize their inability to confront Sanaa after their failure for the eighth year in a row to achieve any significant victory in the military field. Their fears lie not only in getting off Yemen, but also in what Sanaa represents today, of a great power capable of overturning the military equations in the region and influencing regional balances, which means that the Western colonial presence that dominates and invests the wealth of the neighborhood will not be safe.

In conclusion:

The American steps and attempts to obstruct the path of peace in Yemen are nothing but confirmation of what is certain, which is that the aggression against Yemen is an American aggression par excellence, and it served the agenda of America and Britain. Also, it should that Saudi Arabia and the UAE are only tools in this aggression that was announced from Washington.

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Sayyed Al-Houthi: Our Investigation Confirmed The American Role In Targeting Al-Sammad

Feb 24, 2023

Sayyed Al Houthi Addresses Americans, British, Saudis And Emiratis: “Leave All Our Provinces, Our Territorial Waters”

The leader of the revolution, Sayyed Abdulmalik Badr al-Din Al-Houthi, confirmed that the personality of the martyr President Saleh al-Sammad in loyalty and patriotism and his ability to unite the home front prompted the aggression to assassinate him.

This came in a speech he delivered on the occasion of the anniversary of the martyr President Saleh Al-Sammad.

Sayyed Abdulmalik affirmed that the aggression sought to target the martyr al-Sammad due to his active role in confronting the aggression and supporting the just cause of our people, adding that the aggression noticed in the martyr al-Samad his superior ability to unify the internal ranks as a priority of confronting the aggression.

Sayyed Abdulmalik Al-Houthi said: “On the anniversary of the martyr President Saleh al-Sammad, we remember him, as he was a model of honesty, loyalty, patience and relentless pursuit of God’s pleasure.”

Regarding the assassination of the martyr President Saleh Al-Sammad, Sayyed Abdulmalik indicated that “In the stages of escalation by the aggression to control Hodeidah, the martyr Al-Sammad was present there to mobilize the people and activate all official and popular capabilities.”

In his speech, Sayyed Abdulmalik accused the US of being behind the assassination of the martyr President Saleh Al-Sammad.

He said: “the US was the one who determined for the Saudi to target the martyr Al-Sammad as a primary target.”

The leader affirmed that all the campaigns carried out by the coalition forces in their aggression against Yemen, including the campaign that targeted Hodeidah, were carried out under US supervision.

In his speech, Commander Abd al-Malik Badr al-Din al-Houthi explained that the Yemeni people surprised the coalition, which had thought that the assassination of al-Sammad would break its will and weaken it, saying: “the result was completely the opposite.”

He added, “After the assassination of the martyr al-Sammad, Yemeni people showed an increase in their determination, patriotism and sacrifice”.

Sayyed Al Houthi Addresses Americans, British, Saudis And Emiratis: “Leave All Our Provinces, Our Territorial Waters”

Feb 24, 2023

Leader of the Yemeni revolution, Sayyed Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, revealed on Thursday the developments of the Muscat consultations between Sanaa and Riyadh, and the American role in obstructing them with the aim of benefiting from the sale of weapons and its continuation in occupying Yemen and its sea outlets.

This came in a speech that he delivered on the occasion of the anniversary of the martyred President Saleh Al-Sammad.

Al-Houthi explained that the American regime seeking to obstruct efforts by distancing the Saudi-led coalition from assuming any obligations arising from any agreement or understanding, trying to transform the issue and “as if it were a purely internal battle.

The leader of the revolution affirmed that who launched the aggression and war on Yemen is the Saudis, along with the Emiratis and their mercenaries who joined under American, British and Zionist supervision.

Therefore, the coalition cannot shirk through its well-known official statements announcing any commitments to any agreements or understandings, because it is the belligerent and aggressor party that leads the position and the war on our country as it is present at the political level in the United Nations and the Security Council, in addition to its planes and missiles that bomb, kill and destroy the infrastructure and destroy facilities in the country.

“Let the Americans and the British know, and let the Saudis and Emiratis know that they have to hold their obligations and entitlements that are legitimate for our people.”

Sayyed al-Houthi explained that the American sought to obstruct the understandings led by Oman by obstructing the file of salaries and entitlements that our people receive from our national wealth, noting that the national wealth and its sources are occupied by the coalition in Marib and Shabwa and Hadramout, as well as ports.

The aggression coalition practically controls our national wealth and is responsible for plundering that wealth and depriving the people of for eight years, in addition to compensation, he said.

The leader al-Houthi indicated to “the American played a game on the issue of the withdrawal of foreign forces from Yemen in trying to make this point postponed indefinitely and to keep the military presence in our country.

“We cannot accept the continuation of the imbalance in the country, or there be a solution to the internal problems in light of the existence of a state of war, siege and foreign presence in the country.”

He added, “We cannot accept understandings and search for solutions to political problems in light of the existence of war, siege and occupation, because understanding under such a situation is blackmail and direct interference in the affairs of our country. Let the Americans know that and let the picture be clear to our people.”

Al-Sayyed reaffirmed that one of the priorities and basic issues that we adhere to in any dialogues is the humanitarian and livelihood file for our people, and this is a priority and a humanitarian and legal entitlement, even as stipulated in the international law to which they belong.

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يعزّز الأجواء التشاؤمية، عودة الترتيبات العسكرية في المحافظات الخاضعة لـ«التحالف» (أ ف ب)

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صنعاء | تواصِل الدبلوماسية العُمانية بذل المزيد من الجهود على طريق إزاحة العقبات التي لا تزال تحول دون إعلان تمديد الهدنة في اليمن، على رغم توصّل الرياض وصنعاء إلى تفاهم على فصْل الملفّ الإنساني عن الملفَّين العسكري والسياسي. وبالتوازي مع ذلك، يأتي إعلان وزارة الخارجية الأميركية عودة مبعوثها، تيم ليندركينغ، إلى المنطقة، ليثير الخشية من ضغط أميركي متجدّد في اتّجاه تكريس الوضع القائم، ومنع الإعلان عن اتّفاق نهائي. وفي هذا الإطار، لا تستبعد قيادات في صنعاء أن تضطرّ الرياض إلى التراجع عن التزاماتها والانقلاب على تفاهماتها مع «أنصار الله»، وخاصة أن المبعوث الأميركي سبق له أن تسبّب بإفشال اتّفاقات سابقة غير معلنة، أواخر تشرين الأول من العام الماضي، كما سبق لصنعاء أن اتّهمت واشنطن ولندن بإفشال جهود تمديد الهدنة.

وممّا يعزّز الأجواء التشاؤمية تلك، عودة الترتيبات العسكرية في المحافظات الخاضعة للتحالف السعودي – الإماراتي، وأحدثُها تشكيل ما يزيد على ثمانية ألوية عسكرية بقِوام أكثر من 20 ألف عنصر سلفي تحت مسمّى «درع الوطن»، ومنْحها صفة رسمية من قِبل رئيس «المجلس الرئاسي» رشاد العليمي، وكذلك رفض الحكومة الموالية لـ«التحالف» التراجع عن قراراتها الاقتصادية الأخيرة المتمثّلة في رفْع سعر الدولار الجمركي على الواردات التي تدْخل إلى ميناء عدن، والتي من شأنها مضاعفة معاناة اليمنيين. ويُضاف إلى ما تَقدّم، استمرار التصعيد العسكري السعودي ضدّ سكان القرى الحدودية مع جيزان في محافظة صعدة، وتأخّر الموافقة السعودية الرسمية على مطالب صنعاء المتّصلة بالملفّ الإنساني.

نفت قيادات في صنعاء توقّف المشاورات بين الأخيرة والرياض

مع ذلك، تؤكد مصادر دبلوماسية في الحكومة الموالية للتحالف، لـ«الأخبار»، استمرار الجهود الإقليمية والدولية لتذليل الخلافات، مستدركةً بأن تلك الجهود التي كانت حقّقت تقدّماً في مسار السلام، لا تزال من دون نتائج عملياتية حتى الآن، في وقت دعا فيه رئيس بعثة الاتحاد الأوروبي، جبرائيل فيناليس، وسفراء عدد من الدول الأوروبية، خلال زيارتهم أواخر الأسبوع الماضي لمدينة عدن، إلى دعم المساعي الهادفة إلى إحلال السلام. أمّا في صنعاء، ومع دخول الشهر الرابع منذ انتهاء الهدنة من دون إعلان تمديد جديد لها، ومرور نحو شهر على الحراك الدبلوماسي المكثّف الذي رفَع سقف التوقّعات الشعبية برفع الحصار عن مطار صنعاء وميناء الحديدة وصرف المرتّبات من دون استثناء، فقد نفى عضو الوفد المفاوض، حميد عاصم، الأنباء عن توقّف المشاورات بين صنعاء والرياض، منبّهاً في الوقت نفسه إلى أن «أنصار الله لا تملك المزيد من الخيارات في هذا الجانب، فإمّا السلام الشامل أو العودة إلى الحرب»، مؤكداً «رفْض صنعاء طلب الرياض بخصوص المنطقة العازلة على الحدود اليمنية السعودية بعرض 30 كلم». بدوره، توقّع وزير الدولة في حكومة الإنقاذ، عبد العزيز البكير، «انفراجة وشيكة» خلال الأيام القادمة، وقال، في تغريدة، إن هناك مؤشّرات إلى استجابة السعودية لمطالب «أنصار الله»، وهو ما سيتيح إعلان الاتفاق والشروع في تنفيذ بنوده.

ومع اقتراب انعقاد جلسة خاصة لمجلس الأمن لمناقشة مستجدّات الأوضاع في اليمن منتصف الشهر الجاري، حيث من المقرّر أن يقدّم المبعوث الأممي إحاطته الدورية بشأن الجهود الأخيرة لإحياء الهدنة وفقاً لجدول أعمال الجلسة الذي أُقرّ الأربعاء الماضي، أعلنت الولايات المتحدة بدء مبعوثها إلى اليمن جولة جديدة في المنطقة تشمل الإمارات وعُمان والسعودية، قائلةً إن ليندركينغ سيحثّ الأطراف كافة على تكثيف مشاركتهم مع الأمم المتحدة لإطلاق عملية سياسية يمنية – يمنية، يمكن أن تنهي الحرب بشكل دائم. وفي هذا الإطار، شدّد المبعوث الأميركي على ضرورة اغتنام أطراف الصراع فرصة التهدئة للبدء بهذه العملية، لافتاً، في كلمة بمناسبة مرور عامين على تعيينه، إلى أن الهدنة ساعدت على تهيئة الظروف لمفاوضات سلام شاملة.

كي على ضرورة اغتنام أطراف الصراع فرصة التهدئة للبدء بهذه العملية، لافتاً، في كلمة بمناسبة مرور عامين على تعيينه، إلى أن الهدنة ساعدت على تهيئة الظروف لمفاوضات سلام شاملة.

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Rate of Executions in Saudi Arabia Almost Doubles Under MBS

February 02 2023

By Staff, Agencies

The rate of executions carried out by Saudi Arabia has almost doubled under the rule of the de facto leader, Mohammed bin Salman [MBS], with the past six years being among the bloodiest in the Kingdom’s modern history, a report has found.

Rates of capital punishment are at historically high levels, despite a push to modernize with widespread reforms and a semblance of individual liberties. Activist groups say the price of change has been high, with a total crackdown on the crown prince’s political opponents and zero tolerance for dissent.

Pledges by MBS – who has consolidated extraordinary powers across the Kingdom’s business spheres, industrialists and elite families – to curb executions have not been kept, the new data shows, with each of the six years that he has led the country resulting in more state-sanctioned deaths than any other year in recent history.

Between 2015 and 2022, an average of 129 executions were carried out each year. The figure represents an 82% increase on the period 2010-14. Last year, 147 people were executed – 90 of them for crimes that were considered to be nonviolent.

On 12 March last year, up to 81 men were put to death – an all-time high number of executions, in what activists believe was a pointed message from the Saudi leadership to dissenters, among them tribal groups in the country’s eastern provinces.

The report – prepared by two organizations, the European Saudi Organization for Human Rights and Reprieve – says: “Saudi Arabia’s application of the death penalty is riddled with discrimination and injustice and the Saudi regime has been lying to the international community about its use.

“The death penalty is routinely used for non-lethal offences and to silence dissidents and protesters, despite promises by the crown prince that executions would only be used for murder,” it added. “Fair trial violations and torture are endemic in death penalty cases, including torture of child defendants.”

The kingdom is considered one of the leading exponents of capital punishment in the region, with only Iran thought to execute more people a year. In the last six years there have also been slight increases in numbers of executions of children, women and foreign nationals, as well as mass executions and executions for non-lethal offences. A moratorium on capital punishment for drug crimes was recently lifted.

Prince Mohammed has introduced extensive reforms across Saudi workplaces and society, giving women more access to gainful employment and changing social norms that had, for the four decades that followed the Islamic revolution in Iran, kept genders strictly segregated and enforced an ultra-hardline interpretation of Islam.

But while there was already little room for dissent under the Kingdom’s absolute monarchy, Prince Mohammed has taken intolerance to new levels, with political and business rivals subject to mass detention and financial shakedowns, and family members of officials that have fled the country being detained for use as leverage to get them back to the kingdom.

The death penalty is seen as one of the new regime’s more visceral tools.

“It’s literally a sword that hangs over all of us, anyone who dares to defy him,” said one Saudi royal in exile in Europe. “It’s either that, or being disappeared. Think Gaddafi. Think Saddam. That’s where we are now.”

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Sanaa condemns execution of two Yemenis residing in Saudi Arabia

January 2, 2023 

Source: Agencies

By Al Mayadeen English 

Yemen’s Ministry of Human Rights calls on international organizations to take a stance rejecting the Saudi regime’s execution of two Yemenis residing in Saudi Arabia.

Yemen condemns the Saudi regime’s execution of two Yemeni citizens (AP)

The Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights in Sanaa condemned on Sunday the Saudi regime’s execution of two Yemenis residing in Saudi Arabia.

In a statement, the Yemeni Ministry pointed out that the crime of executing citizens Mohammad Muqbil Al-Wasel, 27, from Dhamar Governorate, and Shajaa Salah Mahdi Jamil, 29, from Ibb Governorate, came after unfair and non-public trials, where the victims were deprived of the right to defend themselves.

According to the statement, the Saudi regime refrained from giving information to the relatives of the victims about the circumstances of the execution, which under international human rights law is considered torture, ill-treatment, and a crime.

The Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights stressed that this crime is added to a black record and long lists of collective and individual execution crimes committed by the Saudi regime against its people and Yemenis, as many Yemeni expatriates were previously executed in similar circumstances.

The statement underlined that these crimes are a disgrace to the advocates of democracy and freedom of opinion and expression, which the United Nations, especially the US, claims to uphold.

The Yemeni Ministry called on all organizations, peoples of the world, and free countries to take a stance in the face of the crimes of the Saudi regime and condemn this crime, holding the international community and the Security and Human Rights Councils responsible for the continued crimes of the Saudi regime.

Last November, the Dhu Ali tribes called on human rights bodies and organizations to assume their moral and humanitarian responsibility by forming an independent investigation committee into the crime of arresting, torturing, and killing the Yemeni expatriate in Saudi Arabia, Ali Al-Ali, as well as other crimes.

It is noteworthy that Saudi Arabia executed twice as many people in 2022 as it did in 2021, according to statistics released today by AFP.

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Ansarullah: Yemen Has Upper Hand in Deterrence, Seeks ‘Permanent Ceasefire’ with Saudis

January 1, 2023

The spokesman for Yemen’s Ansarullah resistance movement has reiterated the National Salvation Government’s determination to strike a permanent ceasefire, stressing that the military might of the Yemeni Armed Forces and their allies deters all threats.

Mohammed Abdul Salam, who is also head of Yemen’s national negotiating delegation, told the al-Masirah television network that the Sana’a-based government is resolved to reach a strong and permanent truce, and is serious about the separation of humanitarian issues from political and military matters.

“What put the brakes on Saudi-led coalition strikes on Yemeni civilians and pillage of the country’s oil reserves and natural resources was the fear of painful retaliatory opportunities from Yemeni soldiers and their allied Popular Committees,” Abdul Salam noted.

He said the enemy is extremely disappointed because of the unity of the Yemeni society, and the latest parades of troops from various units of the Yemeni Armed Forces also proved that Yemeni troops have the upper hand in terms of self-defense and deterrence.

“Some member states of the Saudi-led coalition sought the extension of the UN-sponsored ceasefire without any additional clauses. We, in return, did not accept such obstinacy. The other party is after a ceasefire, which does not care about humanitarian issues so that it can sort out its priorities within the framework of war and siege,” Abdul Salam pointed out.

The senior Yemeni official went on to emphasize that the National Salvation Government wants to end the humanitarian crisis in the country.

“[The National Salvation Government] is looking for a permanent ceasefire, and has already presented its standpoints to the Omani diplomatic delegation. Any solution to the Yemen conflict must secure payment of salaries to all civil servants from oil and gas revenues, and must draw on the 2014 budget,” the Ansarullah spokesman said.

Abdul-Salam stated that any solution should include the reopening of airports and seaports and the release of prisoners. “Our demands are legitimate and realistic,” he said.

Source: Press TV

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US Interests ‘Legitimate Targets’ If Washington Keeps Supporting Saudi War on Yemen – Ansarullah

December 17, 2022 

By Staff, Agencies

A senior member of Yemen’s Ansarullah resistance movement warned the United States against its continued support for the devastating Saudi onslaught and all-out blockade against the country, saying that Washington’s strategic interests in the region would be the “legitimate targets” of retaliatory strikes by Yemeni armed forces if American statesmen do not abandon the policy.

US President Joe Biden’s administration pulled the plug on Senator Bernie Sanders’ bill to stop unconstitutional US participation in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, which the US Senate was expected to vote on this week, Abdul Wahhab al-Mahbashi said in a statement on Thursday.

He added that Biden presented himself as a dove of peace during his presidential campaign, and even pledged a halt to US support for the Saudi war in Yemen, but it is now fairly clear that the 80-year-old American politician wants to continue the aggression and is complicit in the Riyadh regime’s crimes against the Yemeni nation.

Mahbashi emphasized that the Biden administration is deceiving the US public opinion as well as the international community, and obstructs any initiative aimed at cessation of the Saudi war.

“There is no difference among US administrations, as they do not care about peace and human rights. They are terrorist administrations responsible for onslaughts on world states,” the senior Ansarullah official said.

He noted that Washington’s strategic interests in the region would be the “legitimate targets” of retaliatory strikes by Yemeni armed force in the face of the substantial US support for the Saudi war.

“The Saudi-led coalition of aggression has failed to break the willpower and perseverance of our nation. Our people are absolutely determined to endure all pains and suffering for the sake of final victory,” Mahbashi said.

Saudi Arabia launched the devastating war on Yemen in March 2015 in collaboration with its Arab allies and with arms and logistics support from the US and other Western states.

The objective was to reinstall the Riyadh-friendly regime of Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi and crush the Ansarullah movement, which has been running state affairs in the absence of a functional government in Yemen.

While the Saudi-led coalition has failed to meet any of its objectives, the war has killed hundreds of thousands of Yemenis and spawned the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

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وزير الدفاع: سنتعامل بقوة وحزم مع أي تطور يمثل تهديداً أو مساساً بالسيادة الوطنية

 ديسمبر 13, 2022

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أكد وزير الدفاع، اللواء الركن محمد ناصر العاطفي، أن الأمن البحري للمياه الإقليمية اليمنية ستكون له الأولوية في المرحلة المقبلة.

وقال وزير الدفاع، في حفل نظمته هيئة الاستخبارات والاستطلاع اليوم في صنعاء بالذكرى السنوية للشهيد: “مضيق باب المندب وخليج عدن والبحر العربي والامتداد الإقليمي لأرخبيل سقطرى والجزر اليمنية هي أرض يمنية سيادتنا عليها كاملة”.

وأوضح الوزير العاطفي، في الحفل الذي حضره نائب رئيس هيئة الأركان العامة اللواء الركن علي حمود الموشكي، أن “القوات المسلحة اتخذت كافة الإجراءات التي تضمن التعامل بقوة وحزم مع أي تطور يمثل تهديداً أو المساس بالسيادة الوطنية أو الاقتراب من السيادة البحرية”.

كما أكد أن القوات المسلحة وقياداتها وأبطالها ومنتسبيها معنية باتباع أساليب التأديب لمن ينهب أو يعبث بحقوق الشعب اليمني الصامد، وهناك خيارات تأديبية سيتم اتخاذها والآعلان عنها في الوقت المناسب.

وأضاف: “لدينا خيارات لا يلومنا عليها أحد إن لجأنا إليها، لأننا قدمنا كل السبل للوصول إلى نهاية إيجابية، لكن العدو يأبى إلا أن يسير عكس التيار وقد أعذر من أنذر”.

وتابع وزير الدفاع: “إن ما نشهده اليوم من أعمال عدائية وتآمرية وتخريبية ومن حصار، شهادة مؤكدة أن العدوان لا يريد ولا يرغب في إحلال أي شكل من أشكال السلام والتهدئة، وليس لديه أي استعداد حقيقي للتفكير بإيجابية نحو الاستقرار والسلام في المنطقة واحترام إرادة الشعب اليمني”.

ولفت إلى أن العدو يسعى لتحويل حربه المباشرة إلى صراع داخلي بين أبناء اليمن الواحد، وإحداث المشاكل وافتعالها وإثارتها، سواء في المحافظات الحرة أو المحتلة، وتفتيت النسيج الاجتماعي، وتمزيق وطمس الهوية اليمنية، والعبث بملف الأسرى، وشراء أسلحة هجومية وأنظمة دفاعات جوية، وإنشاء قواعد عسكرية في الجزر اليمنية، ونهب ثروات اليمن النفطية.

وبيّن اللواء العاطفي أن القوات المسلحة، ومن موقفها الوطني الدفاعي، لن تسمح مطلقاً بالمساس بالنسيج المجتمعي لأبناء اليمن على امتداد الخارطة اليمنية، وستتصدى لكل محاولات العبث الفوضوي بالهوية اليمنية الايمانية.

وقال: “نؤكد لدول العدوان أننا يقٍضون ونرصد بدقة واحترافية عسكرية كل المحاولات البائسة لإحداث هزات معنوية ونفسية لقواتنا، وكذا نرصد أساليب الحصار، وإذا استمر التمادي سيكون لنا حق اختيار الرد المناسب”.

واعتبر ملف الأسرى والحقوق المشروعة لأبناء الشعب اليمني من مرتبات وغيرها ملفاً إنسانياً، ولن يتم القبول بأي مناورات أو مساومات أو عبث في ذلك.. مشيراً إلى أن الإرث المشرّف للشهداء هو تاريخ حافل بالعطاء والتضحية والفداء انكسرت على صلابته مؤامرات قوى الطغيان والعدوان والفوضى التدميرية.

وأضاف: “سيظل التاريخ الإنساني يقف إجلالاً أمام التضحيات والبطولات والملاحم التي سطرها الشهداء، الذين أفشلوا الرهانات العدوانية والتآمرية، ووضعوا خطوطاً واضحة تحول دون تحقيق مآرب أعداء الإنسانية الفوضوية والتدميرية”.

ولفت وزير الدفاع إلى أن الرسالة الوطنية القوية لخطاب قائد الثورة، السيد عبدالملك بدر الدين الحوثي، في ذكرى سنوية الشهيد، بمثابة خطاب كشف الحقائق، وعلى الجميع تحمّل المسؤولية في التجسيد العملي والتنفيذ الفعلي لمضامينها على الواقع.

فيما أشار ورئيس هيئة الاستخبارات والاستطلاع، اللواء الركن عبد الله يحيى الحاكم، إلى أن ذكرى سنوية الشهيد محطة للتعريف بالقيمة العظيمة للشهادة، ودورها في مواجهة العدوان.

وأوضح أن دماء الشهداء هي مشاعل نور ومصدر للعزة والفخر لكل يمني حر على تراب الوطن.. معتبراً إحياء سنوية الشهيد مناسبة لاستذكار عظمة الشهداء وما سطروه من تضحيات في سبيل الله والدفاع عن الوطن وأمنه واستقراره.

ولفت اللواء الحاكم إلى أهمية استلهام الدروس والعِبر من عطاء وتضحيات الشهداء ومآثرهم البطولية.. وقال: “إقامة هذه الفعالية تعتبر تخليداً لمكانة الشهداء وتضحياتهم من أجل الوطن ونستمد منهم القوة والاستمرار على درب التضحية”.

وأضاف: “إن ما ننعم به اليوم من حرية واستقلال وأمن هي ثمرة من ثمار تضحيات الشهداء، ما يستدعي أن نفتخر بما قدّموه ونقول للعدو نحن استفدنا من عدوانك وأصبحنا أمة متماسكة تتسابق في تقديم قوافل الشهداء، ولدينا جيل متجلد وصابر يحمل العزة في مواجهة العدو”.

وأكد رئيس هيئة الاستخبارات أن الحرية والاستقرار، التي يعيشها الشعب اليمني اليوم لم تأتِ من فراغ، وإنما نتيجة تضحيات الشهداء، الذين أعطاهم الله مراتب ومقامات عالية.

وقال: “إننا، ونحن نحيي ذكرى الشهداء العظماء الذين هم أحياء عند الله، ندرك الفرق بين الحق الذي نحن عليه، وبين طريق الباطل الذي يسير عليه المرتزقة”.. مشدداً على ضرورة الاهتمام بأسر الشهداء تقديراً وعرفاناً بما سطره الشهداء إلى جانب السير على دربهم في التضحية بما يسهم في تعزيز القوة والثبات والاستمرار في مواجهة العدوان.

وجدد اللواء الحاكم العهد بالسير على نهج الشهداء، دفاعاً عن الوطن ومواجهة المعتدين، وإفشال مؤامراتهم حتى تحرير كل شبر من أرض اليمن.

وفي الفعالية، التي حضرها نائب رئيس هيئة الإسناد اللوجستي اللواء الركن عبدالملك الدرة ومدراء دوائر الرعاية الاجتماعية العميد مهند المتوكل والتخطيط العميد علي المنصوري والاستخبارات العسكرية العميد الركن علي أبو حليقة، أشار مدير دائرة الاستخبارات العسكرية في الكلمة الترحيبية إلى أهمية إحياء سنوية الشهداء الذين يعود الفضل بعد الله لهم فيما تحقق من انتصارات على تحالف العدوان والمرتزقة.

وأكدت الكلمة السير على نهج الشهداء في التضحية والفداء، دفاعاً عن الأرض والعرض والسيادة.

وأُلقيت كلمة نيابة عن أسر الشهداء، عبّرت عن التقدير لرئاسة الهيئة ودائرة الاستخبارات على رعايتهم لأسر الشهداء، والتأكيد على السير على درب الشهداء.

عقب ذلك، اطلع وزير الدفاع على محتويات معرض صور شهداء هيئة الاستخبارات والاستطلاع من لوحات وصور تجسد عظمة الشهداء، وما سطروه من ملاحم بطولية في مختلف جبهات الدفاع عن الوطن.

حضر الفعالية نائبا مدير دائرة الاستخبارات، العميد الركن حسين هاشم، والعميد الركن محمد زهرة، وقيادات وضباط هيئة الاستخبارات والاستطلاع.

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Yemeni Children Slam International Silence on Saudi-led Blockade, Crimes

December 13, 2022

By Staff, Agencies

Dozens of Yemeni children have staged a rally in front of the United Nations office in the capital Sanaa to denounce the international community’s silence on the tight Saudi-led blockade against the impoverished nation and the crimes perpetrated by the Riyadh regime and its mercenaries in the country.

The participants, in a statement issued on Monday, reiterated that they will continue to hold demonstrations to raise the voice of all Yemeni children to the entire world, and that they will cooperate with human rights advocates to shed light on the crimes of the Saudi-led coalition against minors, and restore their rights.

The statement censured blatant disregard by the Saudi-led coalition of aggression for international conventions and treaties on children’s rights, stating that the international inaction has emboldened Saudi Arabia and its allies to get away and press ahead with their vicious acts without any sense of remorse and accountability.

It went on to highlight that the crimes committed by the Saudi-led coalition against Yemeni children are a disgrace to the whole world, and will haunt the international community forever.

Earlier on Monday, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund [UNICEF] said more than 11,000 children are known to have been killed or maimed as a result of Yemen conflict.

“The true toll of this conflict is likely to be far higher,” the UN children’s agency stated.

“Thousands of children have lost their lives, hundreds of thousands more remain at risk of death from preventable disease or starvation,” UNICEF executive director Catherine Russell said.

UNICEF also noted that at least 62 children have been killed or wounded since a UN-brokered truce, which lasted for six months, expired on October 2 after warring parties failed to agree on an extension.

“The urgent renewal of the truce would be a positive first step that would allow critical humanitarian access,” Russell said.

She added, “Ultimately, only a sustained peace will allow families to rebuild their shattered lives and begin to plan for the future.”

The UN agency also said 3,904 boys had been recruited into the fighting over the years, and that more than 90 girls had been given roles, including working at checkpoints.

UNICEF appealed for $484.4 million in funding to tackle the humanitarian crisis.

“If the children of Yemen are to have any chance of a decent future… all those with influence must ensure they are protected and supported,” Russell said.

Saudi Arabia launched the devastating war on Yemen in March 2015 in collaboration with its Arab allies and with arms and logistics support from the US and other Western states.

The objective was to reinstall the Riyadh-friendly regime of Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi and crush the popular Ansarullah resistance movement, which has been running state affairs in the absence of a functional government in Yemen.

While the Saudi-led coalition has failed to meet any of its objectives, the war has killed hundreds of thousands of Yemenis and spawned the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

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We are fully prepared if enemies decide to escalate, Al-Houthi warns

7 Dec 2022

Source: Al Mayadeen Net

By Al Mayadeen English 

Ansar Allah leader highlights the developments in Yemen and touches on a number of regional files, spearheaded by Iran and Palestine, in addition to the relationship with Hezbollah.

Ansar Allah leader Sayyed Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi 

    The leader of the Ansar Allah movement, Sayyed Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi, confirmed that the movement is ready and fully prepared to confront the enemies if they decide to escalate once again, warning them that “our actions will exceed [in their magnitude] any other actions in previous stages.”

    In a televised speech on the occasion of the anniversary of Martyr Day, Sayyed Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi stressed that “America, “Israel”, and Britain, with the complicity of their regional tools, want an occupied, submissive, and yielding Yemen, but we will not allow the occupiers to control the political situation in Yemen and plunder its wealth.”

    He further added, “The Yemeni people can never submit to the idea of their country being under occupation or to the Americans, British, Emiratis, and Saudis coming and establishing their bases in it wherever they feel like it.”

    “[Since when does] political flexibility entail accepting the occupation and leaving our beloved free people under the American, British, Israeli, Saudi, and Emirati hegemony?” he wondered.

    Al-Houthi said the enemies of Yemen “want to establish their bases anywhere in Yemen and to control its facilities, as well as its political situation to the point of being in charge of choosing who will be president or prime minister, and still, they think it is too much for our people to receive oil derivatives with their real prices and value, which can only be obtained after straining hardship.”

    He further stressed that the coalition of aggression wants to usurp the Yemeni people’s oil and gas, leaving nothing but crumbs for them with the aim of forcing dire living conditions on them, at a time when hundreds of billions go to American and European companies.

    Sayyed Al-Houthi said that from the day the armistice was signed and afterward up to this very day, they deemed it too much for the Yemeni people to get their salaries from their own oil and gas, although it is their inherent right.

    “The hostile policies of the coalition of aggression harm all the Yemeni people, even in the occupied areas,” Ansar Allah leader said.

    He further stressed that these forces do not want an army that is capable of protecting the independence and sovereignty of the country, rather, they want combat units fighting under the command of Emirati and Saudi officers who themselves are under the command of American, British, and Israeli officers.

    “The enemy spares no effort to exploit any trouble or conflicts, even if they are tribal, in order to foment sedition and instigate more bloodshed,” Al-Houthi said, warning the Yemenis against sectarianism and calling for taking action in the course of consolidating the all-inclusive identity.

    He also confirmed that “had submission and surrender been accepted, the cost of surrender would have been a lot higher,” pointing out that “the suffering that befalls the people for taking the right stance will surely be worse when responsibility is not shouldered.”

    Enemies can imprison a mercenary, even if he is a president

    On the relationship between the forces of aggression and the mercenaries, Sayyed Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi said, “The enemies do not respect even the mercenaries who work for them after betraying their homeland,” highlighting that some might even go as far as leaving their families hostage to the Emiratis just to prove their sincerity and loyalty.

    To prove his point, he asked, “Have the provinces that do not house enemy fronts not exposed the enemies when they went to establish military bases in Hadhramout, Al-Mahra, and Socotra?”

    He stressed that “when the Americans, the British, the Saudis, and the Emiratis want to imprison a mercenary, they are even willing to imprison even those who hold the status of president or minister and even insult and humiliate them.”

    Iran never aggressed us; Hezbollah took the most honorable stances with us

    Al-Houthi touched on the relationship with the Islamic Republic of Iran and stressed that Iran did not fight or aggress on Yemen, rather, it took an outstanding stance no other country took in solidarity with the Yemeni people.

    He added, “We will never be hostile to any Islamic country just for the sake of America and Israel, no matter what their collaborators do or say.”

    Regarding Hezbollah, he said, “The enemies want Yemen to antagonize Hezbollah who took the most honorable stance alongside the Yemeni people.”

    “They also want us to antagonize the free people of Iraq without them having done anything against us,” he continued to say.

    Some Arab countries receive the Israeli President as the Palestinian blood flows

    Regarding the situation in Palestine and normalization, Al-Houthi said, “On these days, and as the Palestinian blood is shed every day, some Arab countries receive and celebrate the leader of the Zionists and emphasize partnership with the Israeli enemy.”

    He added, “The Saudi and Emirati regimes and the Al Khalifa family in Bahrain have classified the Jihad movements in Palestine as terrorist, although they are only fighting the Israeli occupation.”

    Ansar Allah leader stressed that his country is not like Saudi Arabia, the Emirates, or Bahrain, as “we cannot be dictated by America.”

    On the occasion of Martyr’s Day, Ansar Allah leader said, “One of the manifestations of Yemen’s true faith and wisdom is the great sacrifices the Yemeni people made, including offering many martyrs on the course of God, the right stance, and just causes.”

    The speech of Mr. Abdul-Malik Badr al-Din al-Houthi on the occasion of the anniversary of the martyr 1444 AH
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    Saudi War Killed, Injured More Than 8,000 Yemeni Children

    November 22, 2022

    By Staff, Agencies

    A human rights organization said the ongoing Saudi war and tight blockade have taken a heavy toll on children in Yemen, leaving more than 8,000 minors dead and injured in the already impoverished Arab country.

    The Entesaf Organization for the Protection of Women’s and Children’s Rights, in a statement released on the occasion of the World Children’s Day which is celebrated on November 20 each year, announced that 3,860 children have lost their lives and 4,256 others sustained injuries as a result of the seven-year war.

    The group noted that the number of disabled people has soared by 50 percent as a result of the Saudi-led aggression, stating that while the figure was at around 3 million before the war it now stands at 4.5 million now.

    The rights group further highlighted that nearly six thousand civilians have been disabled since the beginning of the Saudi-led aggression, including approximately 5,559 children, emphasizing that the actual number is likely much higher.

    Entesaf noted that at least two million and 400 thousand Yemeni children are out of primary schools; and nearly three thousand schools are either destroyed or damaged.

    It also warned that the number of children, who would have to leave school without basic qualifications may rise to nearly six million, according to the statistics of the Yemeni Ministry of Education.

    The rights group further stated that four thousand children are victims of improvised explosive devices [IEDs], bombs, landmines and remnants of war, saying that at least 131 children were killed during the six-month ceasefire in Yemen. The truce was brokered by the United Nations in April and was renewed twice.

    “More than 80 newborns die every day in Yemen due to the use of internationally banned weapons. This accounts for the high rate of premature Yemeni infants, as one third of the child births in the country are untimely,” Entesaf said.

    The human rights organization finally held the United States and Saudi Arabia accountable for all crimes and violations against Yemeni civilians, especially women and children.

    Saudi Arabia launched the devastating war on Yemen in March 2015 in collaboration with its Arab allies and with arms and logistics support from the US and other Western states.

    The objective was to reinstall the Riyadh-friendly regime of Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi and crush the Ansarullah resistance movement, which has been running state affairs in the absence of a functional government in Yemen.

    While the Saudi-led coalition has failed to meet any of its objectives, the war has killed hundreds of thousands of Yemenis and spawned the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

    UN Celebrates World’s 8 Billionth Person Regardless of 80+ Yemeni Newborns Dying Everyday

    NOVEMBER 19, 2022

    By Al-Ahed News

    A baby born somewhere on Tuesday was the world’s 8 billionth person, a United Nations’ projection was eager to announce!

    “The milestone is an occasion to celebrate diversity and advancements while considering humanity’s shared responsibility for the planet,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement.

    However, the UN chief’s mischief goes beyond this responsibility…

    While busy counting the number of living humans on Earth, the WORLD body, whether on purpose or not, forgot about other humans who happen to be in Yemen, Palestine, and several other uncovered places on this planet.

    The UN didn’t do its homework very well. The organization would have gained more respect had it done the math the way it ought to be.

    Just two days later, an official with Yemen’s Health Ministry sounded the alarm that more than 80 newborn babies lose their lives on a daily basis because the war-torn country does not have the required medical equipment due to the Saudi-led war and blockade.

    Najeeb al-Qubati, the undersecretary of Yemen’s Ministry of Public Health and Population for the Population Sector, announced that some 39% of babies are born premature, which shows a significant increase compared to the pre-war period.

    The official said the use of prohibited weapons was one of the reasons behind the growing trend. He said several human rights organizations have already acknowledged and condemned Saudis for using such arms.

    Yemeni medical centers are in need of some 2,000 incubators, he said, noting that 632 incubators have been provided so far.

    Since launching the war with the support of Washington in March 2015, the Saudi-led coalition has used internationally-banned weapons, including US-made cluster bombs, to target residential areas, according to the Cluster Munition Monitor.

    Apart from the war, Saudi Arabia has imposed a blockade on Yemen which, combined, have claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. The military aggression has destroyed much of the country’s infrastructure, including the health sector.

    On Wednesday, the Yemeni Health Ministry said mosquito-borne diseases such as Malaria and dengue have been on the rise since the start of the war.

    Speaking at a press conference in al-Huadaydah, Muhammad al-Mansour, the undersecretary of Yemen’s Ministry of Public Health and Population for the Primary Care Sector, said war and blockade were two main reasons behind the increase of epidemics and diseases in the country.

    Failure to implement to malaria control program led to a rise in cases from 513,000 in 2015 to 1,100,000 in 2019, he said, noting the rate was higher in areas where citizens were displaced such as in al-Hudaydah.

    Malaria and dengue fever claimed the lives of more than 260,000 Yemenis between 2015 and 2019, he said, naming the closure of ports which has led to delays in the arrival of equipment and medicine as one of the leading factors.

    In September, Yemen’s al-Masirah television network reported that the Ministry of Public Health and Population had confirmed the Saudi-led blockade had raised acute malnutrition cases to more than 632,000 children under the age of five and 1.5 million pregnant and lactating women.

    “The siege and intense bombardment with prohibited weapons caused a high rate of congenital abnormalities and miscarriages, with an average of 350,000 miscarriages and 12,000 malformations,” it said. According to the ministry, the siege led to an eight-percent increase in premature births compared to the situation before the war.

    The blockade has also increased the number of cancer patients by 50 percent. The figure showed 46,204 cases registered during the year 2021.

    The ministry said the Saudi-led war had destroyed 162 health facilities completely or 375 partially and put them out of work.

    The objective of the war was to reinstall the Riyadh-friendly regime of Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and crush the Ansarullah resistance movement, which has been running state affairs in the absence of a functional government in Yemen.

    Not only has the Saudi-led coalition failed to meet its objectives, it has also killed hundreds of thousands of Yemenis and created what the UN calls the world’s “worst humanitarian crisis.”

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    KSA fears Yemen due to strategic location, resources: Sanaa

    November 19, 2022

    Source: Al Mayadeen & Agencies

    By Al Mayadeen English 

    The head of the Sanaa negotiating delegation, Mohammed Abdul Salam, stresses that Saudi Arabia’s fears of Yemen’s strength and independence are unreasonable.

    KSA fears Yemen due to strategic location, resources: Sanaa

    Riyadh’s payment of the salaries of Yemenis and the lifting of the siege on Yemen are basic demands and conditions for any agreement, the head of the Yemeni negotiating delegation, Mohammad Abdul Salam said on Friday.

    This came in an interview published by the Majal forum, under the title “Does the new Yemen represent a threat to Saudi Arabia?”

    “It is normal that Riyadh and Sanaa exchange visits on the humanitarian and political levels,” Abdul Salam said, stressing that “paying the salaries and lifting the siege are prerequisites for any agreement, and matters depend on how the Saudi regime will handle the new stage’s requirements.”

    “Saudi Arabia’s fears that a strong and independent Yemen rises are unreasonable,” he said, explaining that “mercenaries are working to exaggerate these fears in order to invest them at the expense of the country’s security and interest.” 

    Abdul Salam emphasized that the humanitarian issue is what should be the first point for any future agreements.

    Unreasonable fears

    “We believe that the Saudi side’s concerns are due to the strategic location of Yemen and its population and abundant resources,” Abdul Salam noted.

    “The Saudi regime is afraid that countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council and other countries in the region be independent and strong, let alone Yemen, the country with the largest area after the Kingdom in the peninsula, in terms of area, population, capabilities, and strategic location,” he pointed out.

    “Saudi Arabia’s best interest is for Yemen to have an independent, stable, and prosperous state,” Abdul Salam continued, stressing that “if the state is not self-managed, in accordance to its strategic interests and obligations to its people, it will be managed by external powers. This was the problem of the recent mortgage regimes, which were unable to achieve any strategic interests for Yemen.”

    However, Abdul Salam stressed that “if there are other concerns related to borders, region, and security, it is only natural that discussion of such issues takes place between the countries, as happens between any two countries.”

    The head of the Yemeni negotiating delegation then talked about the role played by some mercenaries, who stand by Saudi Arabia, “in exaggerating many fears and drawing many regional conflicts into the Yemeni arena.”

    This role “keeps Saudi Arabia from looking at the chances of peace,” Abdul Salam explained.

    Humanitarian file is a priority, and the ball is in Riyadh’s court

    Abdul Salam affirmed that “the end of the truce came as a result of previous agreements ending, which were concluded under the auspices of the United Nations, given that it had completed or exhausted its options, and the payment of salaries became a basic requirement.”

    He pointed out that the ball is in the Saudi regime’s court, because “relations between Sanaa and Riyadh are primarily linked to the latter’s position and the way it deals with it.”

    “Sanaa is on the defensive, and this is clear. As for Riyadh, it is the one leading a major international coalition and working in the international corridors on continuing the blockade on Yemen and keeping the diplomatic pressure, with the United States of America and the United Kingdom behind the scenes,” he said.

    Regarding the recent mutual understandings and visits of delegations, Abdul Salam explained that “meetings and visits between the parties for humanitarian or political goals are normal.”

    Speaking on behalf of the Sanaa government, he added that the Yemenis “support these directions, and the most important thing is that there be a tendency to discuss all humanitarian aspects, not just the prisoners’ issue, which is considered one of the basics, in addition to opening airports and ports, removing restrictions on goods, and lifting the unjust siege on Yemen.”

    International developments are an opportunity to realize the need to end the aggression

    With regard to the changes in the international and regional arenas and their connection to the Yemeni issue, the head of the Yemeni negotiating delegation stressed that despite the effects, “We believe that it will not have a significant impact, because the US and British standpoints, as well as, unfortunately, the Saudi and Emirati, are similar.”

    He pointed out that the only possible effect “goes to the Saudi side realizing that the war and aggression against Yemen are no longer in the interest of the Saudi regime, nor the future relations between the two countries or the future of the two peoples.”

    “These developments may be an opportunity to re-evaluate the situation in Yemen, in terms of peace and stability,” Abdul Salam concluded, stressing that the interest of the two countries is understanding, coexistence, dialogue, and eliminating problems.

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    Yemeni Women and the Economic Siege: Challenges and Opportunities

    November 17, 2022

    By Sarraa Al-Shahari

    The Saudi-US aggression is trying to remove Yemen from the world map using all tools of destruction and killing. However, they aren’t aware that they triggered an unprecedented chance for those faithful people to revive in all fields as today after 8th year of war, Yemen turned much stronger.

    Although the forces of the coalition of aggression destroyed everything, new production and development projects have risen from ashes to face the siege.

    The “Ataa” production factories represent a model of those projects. They were established in June 2020 with no support or huge capitals. They were rather a part of a social initiative that made its first steps by a charitable loan from the “Bonyan Development Institution” and with the support of the agricultural committee in planning and organization. 

    Yemeni Women and the Economic Siege: Challenges and Opportunities

    Yemeni women were the first contributors to establishing these factories. They were in charge of managing, planning, production and marketing. Further, dairy products and natural milk are the main products of “Ataa”, which produce 350 liters equal to 800 boxes of different sizes on a daily basis. In the second place comes the spicy red sauce, as well as different kinds of detergents.

    Yemeni Women and the Economic Siege: Challenges and Opportunities

    Even though Yemeni factories are still manual, they have been defying the siege imposed by the coalition of aggression, and breaking it. They, likewise, contributed to the employment of dozens of Yemeni men and women and producing high quality local products, despite the spiking prices and the tight economic suffering.

    Yemeni Women and the Economic Siege: Challenges and Opportunities

    In an interview with Al-Ahed News, the Manager of “Ataa” factories Ashwaq Al-Dimashqi elaborated that “the successes of the project mainly rely on offering an organic product free of preservatives and creating job opportunities, which is an important step in the path to self-sufficiency.”

    Yemeni Women and the Economic Siege: Challenges and Opportunities

    The factories started selling and promoting their products in the capital, Sanaa, and achieved a significant reach over the two years of their establishment. Moreover, they duly overcame the dilemma of operational expenses and other obstacles. Those in charge of increasing production are working to meet the local needs of such important products, especially nutritional ones such as milk and yogurt.

    Yemeni Women and the Economic Siege: Challenges and Opportunities

    This organic Yemeni product is highly admired by Yemenis as they are rushing to buy it. For instance, Dimashki told Al-Ahed News: “We are in a phase of building and shifting from small factories to bigger ones, as neither an embargo would exhaust us nor a war would stop us.”

    Yemeni Women and the Economic Siege: Challenges and Opportunities

    It’s the Yemeni donation and resilience that took advantage to climb on the aggression to excel in all fields.

    Yemeni Women and the Economic Siege: Challenges and Opportunities

    The Manager of “Ataa” factories concluded her talk with Al-Ahed News by stressing that “Amid the siege and the aggression, women must have their marks, they have to contribute to accomplishing sufficiency and building the national economy, as well as to launch projects motivated by the Martyr Saleh Al-Samad’s quote: ‘There must be a hand to build and another one to protect’.”

    Yemen Can’t Wait: 19 million Suffer Food Insecurity as Saudi Siege Continues

    October 29, 2022 

    The United Nations warned in March that millions of Yemenis are at the brink of starvation as a result of the economic collapse caused by the Saudi-led aggression on Yemen for the seventh year in a row, calling for “urgent measures to be taken.”

    By Staff, Agencies

    Yemen needs an urgent political solution that culminates in the country reaching a solution that ends the suffering caused by the war on the country, which has been going on for eight years, the International Committee of the Red Cross [ICRC] said on Friday.

    “Two out of three Yemenis are currently suffering from food insecurity, i.e., about 19 million people,” said the Director of Operations at the International Committee of the Red Cross Martin Schuepp on Twitter during his visit to Yemen.

    “Many more suffer from a lack of access to basic health care, yet despite all this, Yemen is too often out of the spotlight. We need to ensure that the support we receive from donors and partners continues to enable us to continue our work,” Schuepp added.

    The UN official explained that “the ICRC is dealing with urgent needs and at the same time trying to come up with solutions that would allow the country to catch a breath”. However, he stressed that a “full recovery in the long term will be possible only with a political solution to the ongoing conflict.”

    “During the visit, I personally saw local doctors, together with ICRC staff, treating people with gun wounds in a local emergency department, and I spoke to farmers whose livelihoods were severely damaged during the years of conflict,” said the Red Cross operations director. “We are trying to provide them with some additional income to restore their livelihoods.”

    For almost eight years, numerous treaties and laws were violated by the Saudi-UAE aggression coalition, but no international action was taken. Yemen is now known as the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, but officials only had empty statements and imposed double standards.

    Other than the numerous bombardments, the coalition attacked hospitals and human aid warehouses and imposed an aerial and naval blockade on Yemen, violating Articles 9, 11, 14, and 18 of the Additional Protocol II.

    Earlier this year, the Eye of Humanity Center for Rights and Development in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, announced that the number of civilian casualties as a result of the Saudi-led coalition’s direct bombing over the past seven years resulted in 46,262 casualties, between martyrs and wounded.

    The aggression has so far caused 17,734 deaths, among which are 4017 children, 2434 women, and 11,283 men, while the number of those wounded reached 28,528, including 4,586 children, 2,911 women, and 10,032 men.

    In the same context, Entisaf Organization for Child and Women’s Rights in Sanaa reported that the siege imposed by the aggression caused the loss of 100,000 newborns, at a rate of six children every two hours, in addition to more than 3,000 children with cancer who are at risk of death.

    The United Nations warned in March that millions of Yemenis are at the brink of starvation as a result of the economic collapse caused by the Saudi-led aggression on Yemen for the seventh year in a row, calling for “urgent measures to be taken.”

    US Senator Sanders Calls for Troop Withdrawal from Saudi Arabia, End of Selling Weapons

    October 8, 2022

    By Staff, Agencies

    Independent US Senator and former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has called for the withdrawal of American troops from Saudi Arabia and an end to military aid to the conservative kingdom for lowering oil production.

    “If Saudi Arabia, one of the worst violators of human rights in the world, wants to partner with Russia to jack up US gas prices, it can get Putin to defend its monarchy,” the Vermont senator tweeted Friday after the OPEC+ bloc announced a cut in daily oil production.

    “We must pull all US troops out of Saudi Arabia, stop selling them weapons & end its price-fixing oil cartel,” he added.

    In August, the United States approved massive arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates worth more than $5 billion, amid criticism of their ongoing military aggression in Yemen which has inflicted heavy civilian casualties.

    The State Department said Saudi Arabia would buy 300 Patriot MIM-104E missile systems and related equipment for an estimated $3.05 billion. The missile systems can be used to shoot down long-range incoming ballistic and cruise missiles, as well as fighter jets.

    Separately, the United States will sell Terminal High Altitude Area Defense [THAAD] System Missiles and related equipment to the UAE for $2.25 billion.

    Saudi Arabia and other members of OPEC-PLUS, which groups up the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other producers including Russia, announced this week it would cut oil production to prop up falling prices.

    “Saudi Arabia’s crown prince ordered the murder of a Washington Post columnist with a bone saw. Its disastrous war in Yemen has led to the deaths of 377,000 people and a humanitarian crisis. It’s now siding with Russia to damage our economy. Our support for Saudi Arabia must end,” Sanders tweeted on Friday.

    Sanders also expressed similar feelings on Wednesday when he said the US “must end OPEC’s illegal price-fixing cartel, eliminate military assistance to Saudi Arabia, and move aggressively to renewable energy.”

    The No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act of 2021, or the NOPEC bill prohibits a foreign state from engaging in collective action impacting the market.

    The NOPEC bill allows the US Attorney General to sue companies such as Saudi Aramco in federal court. 

    In a related move, a group of lawmakers has introduced a new bill that aims to end the US’ military support to Saudi Arabia.

    House Representatives Tom Malinowski, Sean Casten and Susan Wild launched the motion on Wednesday.

    “We see no reason why American troops and contractors should continue to provide this service to countries that are actively working against us,” they said.

    Several congressional Democrats have had similar remarks on the announcement, which is poised to counter sanctions on Russian oil and potentially drive up gas prices ahead of the midterm US elections.

    US Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer rebuked Saudi Arabia. The senior Democratic senator from New York threatened Saudi Arabia, saying Riyadh will pay the price for what he called its “deeply cynical action” of supporting a 2 million-barrel cut in oil supplies, which will put more pressure on the American economy.

     “What Saudi Arabia did to help Putin continue to wage his despicable, vicious war against Ukraine will long be remembered by Americans. We are looking at all the legislative tools to best deal with this appalling and deeply cynical action, including the NOPEC bill,” Schumer tweeted on Friday.

    Legislation introduced in the House by Representatives Sean Casten [D-Ill.], Tom Malinowski [D-N.J.] and Susan Wild [D-Pa.] would remove American troops and military hardware from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

    The number two Democrat in the Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, also demanded the passage of the legislation this week, and voiced support for a broader reevaluation of the Washington-Riyadh relationship, specifically seeking “unanswered questions” about the role of the Saudi state in the 9/11 attacks.

    “The Saudi royal family has never been a trustworthy ally of our nation,” Durbin said Thursday. “It’s time for our foreign policy to imagine a world without this alliance with these royal backstabbers.”

    Families of victims of the attacks have for years pushed the US government to declassify and make public more information about 9/11, which was a series of strikes that killed nearly 3,000 people and caused about $10 billion worth of property and infrastructure damage in the United States.

    US officials assert that the attacks were carried out by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists but many experts and independent researchers have raised questions about the official account.

    They believe that rogue elements within the US government, such as former Vice President Dick Cheney, orchestrated or at least encouraged the 9/11 attacks in order to accelerate the US war machine and advance the Zionist agenda.

    Certain documents related to the FBI’s investigation of 9/11 reportedly contain evidence of Saudi involvement in the strikes.

    Successive US administrations have refused to release the classified documents because they reportedly could expose a potential link between Saudi Arabia and the 9/11 attacks. Fifteen out of 19 alleged 9/11 attackers were Saudi nationals.

    Several US senators and House lawmakers have been calling for the disclosure of 28 pages that purportedly contain evidence of Saudi involvement in financing and backing the alleged 9/11 hijackers. The pages were extracted from a 2002 Congressional inquiry into the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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