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Shia Houthi spokesman slams S Arabia for interference in Yemen

Yemen-HouthisThe spokesman for Shia Houthi fighters in Yemen censured Saudi Arabia for interference in Yemen’s internal affairs, Press TV reports.

Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdulsalam denounced Riyadh’s “destructive” role in Saudi Arabia in an interview with Press TV

    “Saudi Arabia is very much active in Yemen since it has interests. It deals with Yemen as personal property,” Abdulsalam said, adding, “Saudi Arabia knows that it has to reconsider its stance and the people have learned that Saudi role is destructive.”

The Houthi spokesman also warned that “What Riyadh is doing in the clashes it is creating will further isolate the kingdom.”

Abdulsalam added that the United States was also interfering in Yemen and that the Yemenis were against it.

The real threat is the US since it has paved the way for al-Qaeda’s presence in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen and is using the Takfiris to destabilize the region, he noted.

On Friday, thousands of Yemeni Shia Houthis staged a protest in the capital Sana’a.

Yemen’s Houthi movement draws its name from the tribe of its founding leader Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi.

The Houthi movement played a key role in the popular revolution that forced former dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down.

Saleh, who ruled Yemen for 33 years, stepped down in February 2012 under a US-backed power transfer deal in return for immunity, after a year of mass street demonstrations demanding his ouster.


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