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News ID: 103252
Publish Date : 01 June 2022 - 21:25
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SANA’A (Dispatches) – The
Yemeni defense minister in the National Salvation Government says the Saudi-led military coalition is taking advantage of the ongoing UN-brokered ceasefire in order to mobilize allied militants in line with its hostile plots.
Major General Mohammad al-Atifi said Saudi-led coalition forces and their allies have exposed their conspiratorial intentions by hampering conflict resolution initiatives and all efforts aimed at establishment of inclusive peace throughout Yemen.
He noted that Yemeni armed forces and fighters from Popular Committees are committed to the directives given by the leader of Ansarullah resistance movement, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi.
“We had hoped that the UN truce would put an end to the ongoing aggression and siege and would build up confidence and sense of responsibility. This is while the unfolding developments show that invaders do not abide by the terms and conditions of the ceasefire,” Atifi said.
“We are facing an enemy that does not believe in peace, and its criminal approach and deep hatred towards our people is crystal clear in all its actions,” the Yemeni defense chief pointed out.
Atifi also said that the Saudi-led coalition of aggression is exploiting the UN-sponsored truce to mobilize its allied militants and implement its plots, including the newly formed presidential council.
The Yemeni defense minister said the Riyadh-led alliance is preparing for a new round of confrontations with Yemeni forces, and is inciting its mercenaries to provoke another conflict in the false belief that it will be spared from any harm.
“We are telling members of the Saudi-led coalition that their dreams will never realize, and that future retaliatory strikes will be much more stinging than previous ones. We are fully prepared to face any possible scenario,” Atifi highlighted.
A high-ranking Yemeni official had previously said it would be “meaningless and absurd” for the Sana’a-based National Salvation Government to extend the UN-sponsored nationwide ceasefire that took effect at the start of the month of Ramadan, as long as the Yemeni nation is still suffering from the crippling siege.
Deputy Prime Minister for Defense Affairs Jalal al-Ruwishan said Yemeni army troops and Popular Committees fighters are fully prepared to respond to any act of aggression in case the other side violates the UN ceasefire or seeks to obstruct the opening of Sana’a airport or the port of Hudaydah.

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