Kayhan Int’l Political Desk
TEHRAN – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Tuesday hailed the "faith, resistance, intelligence and Jihadist spirit of the Yemeni people against a brutal and rampant aggression”, saying they will emerge victorious against the invaders.
"Any faithful nation which believes in the Almighty God and the divine promise will definitely win and hence, victory will be with the oppressed and Jihadist Yemeni people without any doubt,” he told a visiting Yemeni delegation headed by Houthi spokesman Muhammad Abdul-Salam.
"The Yemeni people, with their deep and historic civilization and the spirit of Jihad and resistance that they have shown in these five years, have a good future and, by the grace of God, they will form a strong government and progress,” the Leader added.
Preserving Yemen's integrity, due to its religious beliefs and different ethnicities, requires a Yemeni-Yemeni dialogue, the Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei said Saudi Arabia and the UAE and their supporters have committed great crimes in Yemen, but they will certainly not succeed.
"They are after Yemen's disintegration, which requires to stand firm against this conspiracy and support a unified and united Yemen and its territorial integrity.”
The Leader touched on Saudi atrocities in Yemen, especially during Eid al-Adha celebrations, saying that "what is going on in Yemen is the reality of today's world and human rights advocates”.
Ayatollah Khamenei also touched on the indifference of the West to the crimes that take place in Yemen and Palestine, saying "these criminal powers must be confronted with the power of faith and resistance and relying on divine victory”.
"That's the way,” the Leader added.
Ayatollah Khamenei further referred to various sanctions and pressures on Iran since the beginning of the Islamic Revolution, especially during the eight years of the Iraqi-imposed war of the 1980s.
"Despite 40 years of sanctions, the Iranian nation, through resistance, faith and Jihad, has achieved important capabilities in the field of defense weapons.”
The Leader reiterated his support for "the struggle of Yemen's faithful and resilient men and women” and asked the Yemeni delegation to extend his greetings to "the beloved and Mujahid brother Seyed Abdul-Malik Badreddin as well as the faithful and resilient Yemeni nation”.
At the beginning of the meeting, Abdul-Salam conveyed the "warm greetings” of the Houthi leader and "all the Yemeni fighters” to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution.
"We recognize your guardianship (Velayat) an extension of the rule of the Prophet of Islam and the Commander of the Faithful and consider your support for the oppressed people of Yemen a continuation of the late Imam Khomeini’s line and a source of blessing and a morale booster,” the Houthi spokesman said.
Abdul-Salam said, "The Yemeni people, who are in a very difficult situation, are standing with empty hands but strong faith and perseverance against the aggression of 17 governments.”
"We promise you that the Yemeni nation, as one unit, will continue to stand up and resist against aggression until complete victory,” he added.