Leader urges resistance against Saudi-UAE bid to split Yemen
Tehran (KNA) - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei warns that the Saudi regime and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) — which have been leading a military campaign against Yemen — are after partitioning the fellow Arab country, calling for strong resistance in the face of the plot.
Ayatollah Khamenei made the comments in a meeting in Tehran on Tuesday with a visiting delegation from Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, led by its spokesman Mohammed Abdul-Salam.
The Leader said the Saudis, the Emiratis and their supporters, who have perpetrated great crimes in Yemen, are after “disintegrating Yemen, a plot that should be confronted decisively,” adding, however, that the scheme is doomed to failure.
Ayatollah Khamenei further emphasized the need for protecting the war-torn country’s “unity” and “territorial integrity,” saying, “Preservation of Yemen’s integrity, given the country’s various religious ideologies and ethnicities, requires Yemeni-Yemeni dialog.”
Tens of thousands of people have died since Saudi Arabia led a coalition of its allies — most notably the UAE — in a US-backed war against the Arab world’s most impoverished nation aimed at reinstating Yemen’s former Riyadh-friendly government.
The Houthi movement, backed by allied Yemeni armed forces, has been successfully defending the nation against the Saudi-led aggression.
Elsewhere, the Leader congratulated the Yemeni people on their successful resistance in the face of the military aggression, asserting that the oppressed nation will undoubtedly emerge victorious.
“A good future” is awaiting the Yemeni people, the Leader noted. “With divine grace, they will form a strong government and achieve progress within the framework of that government.”