Leader of Yemen’s ruling Houthi Ansarullah movement Abdul-Malik al-Houthi says future attacks against those committing acts of aggression against his country, namely Saudi Arabia and allies, would be more painful than a series of recent strikes targeting oil installations east of the northern kingdom.
Abdul-Malik al-Houthi said on Saturday that if Saudis want to go ahead with their relentless bombardment of Yemen and its civilians, Ansarullah would target them and their allies deep in their territories.
“Now after suffering defeat, they better stop attacks and aggression against Yemen,” said Abdul-Malik making a reference to September 14 attacks by the Houthis on Saudi Arabia’s oil installations which cut the kingdom’s production in half and sent shockwaves across the global markets.
“In case aggression and blockade against Yemen continues, Yemenis’ attacks into the depth of territory of the aggressors would become more crushing and more painful,” he said in a statement carried by Houthis’ al-Massirah TV network.
The statement comes against the backdrop of renewed tensions in the Middle East, where the United States has sought to use the attacks on Saudi oil installations as a pretext to mount pressure on Iran.