Leader Warns of Efforts to Split Yemen

Leader Warns of Efforts to Split Yemen Leader Warns of Efforts to Split Yemen

Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei warned that Saudi Arabia and the UAE, which have been leading a military campaign against Yemen, are seeking to partition the Arab country, calling for strong resistance to counter the plot.
Ayatollah Khamenei made the statement 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 crimes in Yemen, are pursuing “the disintegration of Yemen, a plot that should be decisively confronted”, adding, however, that the scheme is doomed to fail, according to the Leader’s website.
Ayatollah Khamenei emphasized the need for protecting the war-torn country’s “unity” and “territorial integrity”, stressing that “preservation of Yemen’s integrity, given the country’s various religious ideologies and ethnicities, requires intra-Yemeni dialogue”.
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 ousted Riyadh-friendly government.
The Houthi movement, backed by allied Yemeni armed forces, has been successfully defending the nation against the Saudi-led aggression.



Good Future 

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 declared. “With divine grace, they will form a strong government and achieve progress within the framework of that government.”
The Houthi Ansarullah movement has been running Yemen’s state affairs since 2014, when the then-president Abd-Rabbu Mansur Hadi resigned amid a political conflict with the Houthis and later fled to the Saudi capital.
The Leader criticized the West’s indifference toward the crimes being committed in Yemen, saying the developments unfolding in the Arab country have exposed the true nature of those who claim to be advocates of human rights in the US and the West.
“American and western statesmen perpetrate the worst excesses under a humanitarian, civic and moral guise, and interminably make claims regarding human rights,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
“These criminal powers should be confronted with the power of devotion, resistance and by reliance on [faith in] divine victory. This is the only way [to confront them].” 
The Leader cited the instance of the Islamic Republic’s resistance against foreign pressure since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, especially during the ex-Iraqi regime’s western-backed war on Iran in the 1980s.
“Despite 40 years of sanctions, the Iranian nation has made important achievements in the area of defense,” he said.
In addition, Ayatollah Khamenei offered condolences over the recent assassination of Ibrahim Badreddin al-Houthi, Ansarullah leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi’s brother, which is reportedly linked to the Saudi regime.
The Houthi spokesman praised Ayatollah Khamenei’s support for the Yemeni nation as “a blessing” and “highly encouraging”.
He attributed Iran’s backing for the world’s oppressed people, especially Yemenis, to “a religious and ideological position”.
“The Yemenis are confronting a war waged by as many as 17 countries,” Abdul-Salam said, pledging that the nation’s resistance and steadfastness in the face of the oppressors will continue until “complete victory”.

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