A senior Ansarullah official said that a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution against the popular movement will not have the slightest effect on the revolutionaries’ advances and fight against the Saudi-backed al-Qaeda terrorists and militias.
“The Security Council resolution is unjust and cannot hinder the Yemeni people from completing the revolution and destroying al-Qaeda in Yemen,” Mohammed al-Bukhaiti, a senior official of the popular movement, told al-Mayadeen TV.
The revolutionary committee issued a statement and strongly criticized the council’s imposed sanctions and urged Yemeni people to pour into the streets and lambast the move.
The sanctions include arms embargo, asset freezes and travel ban against Abdul Malik al-Houthi, the leader of the movement, Yemen’s former dictator, Ali Abdullah Saleh, and his son Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh.
The resolution was passed by 14 votes, by Jordan and the Arab states of the Persian Gulf, and an abstention by Russia. The UNSC’s resolution came as the Ansarullah popular fighters have made huge gains in their fight against the Saudi-backed al-Qaeda terrorists all across Yemen despite the ongoing airstrikes.
On Tuesday, the Ansarullah popular fighters inflicted major losses on al-Qaeda terrorists in the Eastern city of Sirwah, Ma’rib province, and gained new territory. The developments came after the Saudi-backed terrorists executed about 15 soldiers in the Azzan region, Shabwah province.
“The Saudi attacks have left over 2265 housing units demolished across Yemen,” the Yemeni army Spokesperson Colonel Sharaf Luqman said in a press conference on Monday.
Luqman added that more than 214 women, including five pregnant ones, have been killed since the start of the Saudi attacks. He said that his country will give a crushing response to the Saudi attacks in coming days.
“We advise the Saudi monarchy to stop these airstrikes. Riyadh should await the dire consequences of its aggression,” Luqman added. “The US is with Saudi Arabia, but God is with the Yemenis,” he said.
He stressed that “the Yemeni people will fight to the last drop of their blood to safeguard the sovereignty and independence of their country”. The spokesperson said that the Saudi regime is the main backer of all terrorist groups particularly al-Qaeda militants in the region.
Saudi Arabia started its unauthorized aerial bombardments on Yemen on March 26. The Saudi-led attacks have drawn international criticism after claiming the lives of at least 2500 people, mostly women and children, and razing thousands of housing units to the ground.
Also, thousands of people have been injured during the attacks as the Saudi offensive enters its 21st consecutive day.
Some western countries, including the US, have backed the Saudi aggression despite international calls for a swift halt to the attacks.