Sep 30, 2021 10:38 UTC
  • Ansarullah backs protests against occupiers, looters: Yemeni official

A senior Yemeni official has expressed the Ansarullah movement’s support for protests in the country’s south against the Saudi-led military occupation and its plundering of Yemeni resources.

Speaking to the Lebanese al-Mayadeen television channel on Wednesday, Mohammed al-Bukhaiti, a member of Yemen's Supreme Political Council, described popular demonstrations in the southern regions as “a real revolution.”

“The Ansarullah movement supports the protests against the occupiers and those who plunder Yemen's wealth,” he said.

“Despite conflict over their interests in Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the UAE are taking advantage of the rallies in the south.”

Bukhaiti also complained that Yemen’s wealth is still being looted by Saudi Arabia and the Islah Party supporting the fugitive President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

South Yemen has been paralyzed by a power struggle between the Saudi-backed Hadi regime and the UAE-sponsored southern separatists. They are nominal allies under the Saudi-led coalition that is waging a bloody war on Yemen, with arms and logistics support from the US and several Western states.

Over the past few weeks, people have taken to the streets in the areas occupied by the Saudi-backed regime in southern Yemen to voice their outrage at widespread poverty and electricity outages, as well as the devaluation of the local currency.

Referring to the ongoing negotiations on a ceasefire in Yemen, Bukhaiti said that Hadi and Islah Party have no influence in the talks because Washington has the final say in the matter.

“If the United States wants to stop the war on Yemen, it can do it only by a call with Saudi Arabia," he added. “The continuation of the war in the region is in the interest of Israel and the arms markets.”

The Yemeni official further stressed that the areas under the control of the Sana’a government enjoy stable security and economic situation.