News ID: 110151
Publish Date : 14 December 2022 - 21:04

Ansarullah: U.S. Playing ‘Dangerous Game’ in Yemen

SANA’A (Dispatches) –
Yemen’s popular resistance Ansarullah movement has warned against the United States’ military presence in the country, saying Washington is playing a “dangerous game” as it insists on pursuing a policy of aggression while impeding the national peace process.
Ali al-Qahoum, a member of Ansarullah’s Political Bureau, made the remarks during an exclusive interview with Lebanon’s al-Mayadeen television network.
“The presence of U.S. troops in the Bab al-Mandab and off the coast of Yemen poses a serious threat to maritime navigation,” he said, adding that it further proves Washington’s aggressive policy against the impoverished country.
He added Saudi Arabia’s war and blockade against Yemen over the past eight years has been fully coordinated by the U.S., noting that “Riyadh is nothing but a tool in the hands of Washington to execute its policy of aggression with the participation of Israel, the UK and France.”
The Ansarullah official further noted that “the U.S. and UK’s tendencies to keep the conflict ongoing and impose more embargo on Yemen, demand the utmost national responsibility of enhancing steadfastness.”
“If the Americans insist on aggression and blockade, the response will be in a way that achieves the required effect and sufficient pressure on the aggressor, whoever it may be,” he added.
Al-Qahoum further stated that our message to the Saudi-led coalition is that “elusiveness, gaining time, changing tools, and all the aspects of aggression and conspiracies are unacceptable.”
“We tell the aggressor countries not to rely on time and not to count on the deceptiveness of the United Nations and the U.S. envoys as the overall equation is changing and the reality is different,” he added.
Meanwhile, a Yemeni official has denounced the United Nations’ inaction on Saudi Arabia’s crimes in Yemen, saying the world body only talks about statistics and does not take any steps to tackle the humanitarian crisis in the impoverished country.
Talat al-Sharjabi, spokesman for the Supreme Council for the Administration and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, made the remarks in an interview with Yemen’s Arab-language al-Masira television network on Tuesday, following the recent report of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) about Yemeni children.
Sharjabi said “the UN talks about the victims of malnutrition without taking any steps to stop this human tragedy.”
He also noted that organizations affiliated with the UN do not talk about the direct cause of the humanitarian disaster in Yemen, nor do they hold the aggressor countries responsible.
Thousands of children have lost their lives while hundreds of thousands more remain at risk of death from preventable disease or starvation, the UN agency said.
Saudi Arabia launched the devastating war on Yemen in March 2015 in collaboration with its Arab allies and with arms and logistics support from the U.S. and other Western states.