Jan 24, 2021 12:15 UTC
  • Ansarullah: Saudi to pay heavy price for continuing Yemen war, siege

Yemen’s defensive Ansarullah movement says the Saudi-led coalition will pay dearly for keeping up the war and a siege that it has simultaneously imposed on the impoverished country.

“Invasion of Yemen is a crime. So is the siege of the country. And continuation of these two amounts to a double crime,” Ansarullah Spokesman Mohammed Abdul-Salam wrote on Twitter on Saturday.

“And the fact that the criminal coalition is in no hurry to stop its crimes will run up heavy costs for it,” added the official, who also heads the Yemeni National Salvation Government’s negotiating team.

Saudi Arabia and some of its allies began a campaign of military aggression on Yemen in March 2015 to bring its former pro-Riyadh regime back to power.

The aggression that will enter its seventh straight year in two months has also been accompanied with an all-out siege of the Arab world’s already poorest nation.

The combined atrocities have martyred tens of thousands of Yemenis, displaced millions of others, and turned Yemen into the scene of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.