SANAA (Dispatches) -- A senior member of Yemen’s popular Ansarullah resistance movement says his group will be an integral part of the equation to defend sacred sites in the occupied city of Jerusalem Al-Quds against any Israeli act of aggression.
Abdul-Wahhab al-Mahbashi told Lebanon’s al-Mayadeen television on Thursday evening that his movement “will be part of the equation in defense of Jerusalem Al-Quds” in the event of a new confrontation with Israel.
On June 3, Ansarullah leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi said Yemenis are part of the Al-Quds equation and will be effectively present in the battle against the Zionist regime.
The Ansarullah chief then praised Iran as the main supporter of resistance front in the region.
Saudi Arabia, backed by the U.S. and regional allies, launched a devastating war on Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing Hadi’s government back to power and crushing popular Ansarullah movement.
A senior Ansarullah movement on Thursday warned Saudi Arabia that it will face a crushing response from Yemeni forces if it chooses to keep occupying forces on the Yemeni soil.
Hizam al-Assad, a member of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council, called on the invading coalition and its supporters to end their bloody aggression against the Yemeni people and lift a years-long blockade against them.
“Our reaction will be shocking and seismic against the Saudi regime if the occupier does not leave the entire Yemeni soil and commit not to meddle in our internal affairs,” the official was quoted as saying.
“If the enemy retreats, our leaders and the Yemeni army and popular committees will react positively to such development, and if not, the Riyadh regime will have to wait for a painful response,” he added.
Referring to the nation’s ability to destroy its enemies, al-Assad said Yemeni forces until now have adopted a defensive approach and strategy, but they are fully prepared to launch a powerful offensive to deliver a harsh blow to Saudis and their allies.
The Yemeni army on Thursday launched a fresh retaliatory attack against Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern region of Asir, using two domestically-manufactured Qasef-2K (Striker-2K) combat drones.
The spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, said the unmanned aerial vehicles struck the designated military targets at the airport with great precision on Thursday noon.
Iraq’s Kata’ib Outlines Plan to Fight Zionists
The spokesman for Iraq’s anti-terror Kata’ib Hezbollah group said his fellow resistance fighters will use different weapons in case a war breaks out with the occupying regime.
Speaking in an interview with Al-Mayadeen TV on Thursday, Muhammad Mohi stressed the need for confronting the occupying regime’s acts of aggression, noting that Tel Aviv is trying to shift the conflict out of the occupied Palestinian territories.
“Israel cannot isolate Palestine, and feel safe from retaliation. Any front that the Zionist regime creates in the occupied Al-Quds will give rise to other fronts in other areas. Gaza will not be alone in a new war,” Mohi said.
“We are duty-bound to support the Palestinian nation and our sanctities ... Military confrontations are no more constrained with certain geographical boundaries given the presence of missiles and drones.”
Mohi stressed that the Axis of Resistance will thwart the arrangements and strategies which Tel Aviv had developed for itself.
Commenting on the Operation al-Quds Sword which Palestinian resistance groups launched during the confrontation, Mohi said they could impose new equations against ths Zionist enemy.
“Now, it is the Axis of Resistance which sets up and defines the rules of engagement… If a new war breaks out, geography will make sense then... The Israeli enemy cannot impose limitation on us, and cannot prevent us from conducting offensives,” the Kata’ib Hezbollah spokesman said.