Plot Nipped in the Bud

Plot Nipped in the BudPlot Nipped in the Bud

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said the death of former Yemeni president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, has thwarted the Saudi plot to stage a coup in neighboring Yemen. “We witnessed that they [Saudis] intended to stage a coup against [Yemeni] fighters and Ansarullah [movement] but this conspiracy was nipped in the bud,” Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said on Tuesday. Jafari’s comments came a day after Yemen’s former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, was killed while escaping from the capital, Sanaa, to Ma’arib Province. Saleh, who had joined forces with the Houthis to defend the country against the Saudi invasion, announced on Saturday the end of his alliance with the movement. Since November 29, forces loyal to Saleh had engaged in armed clashes against Houthi forces. Separately, Ali Akbar Velayati, a foreign policy adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, said Saleh got what he deserved as a result of his actions. “He (Saleh) suffered the consequences of his actions,” Velayati said on Tuesday. Velayati said the Yemeni people have succeeded in preventing “hypocrites disguised as allies” from defeating the resistance.


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