May 22, 2022 13:33 UTC
  • Enemies seek to weaken Yemen, destroy national coherence: Ansarullah leader

Enemies seek to destroy Yemen's national unity and coherence in order to assert their own dominance in the war-stricken country, says the leader of the popular Ansarullah resistance movement.

Abdul-Malik al-Houthi made the remarks in a meeting with a visiting delegation of tribal leaders and dignitaries from the southwestern Yemeni province of Ibb on Saturday night.

“Neither can we accept to be ruled by US diktats, nor can recognize traitors and agents who would prefer to be manipulated by Saudi or Emirati officers,” the Ansarullah chief added.

“The main objective of enemies is to eradicate all elements of national unity, coherence and strength in Yemen in order to exert their dominance over the country,” Houthi noted.

“The Yemeni nation is fairly determined to tread the path towards independence and freedom, and block foreign interference,” the Ansarullah chief said.

Yemeni forces down Turkish-made Saudi spy drone over Hajjah province

Yemeni troops and allied Popular Committees fighters say they have shot down a Turkish-built spy drone belonging to the Saudi-led military coalition over the country's northwestern province of Hajjah.

Yemeni defense forces managed to “shoot down a Turkish-made Karayel reconnaissance drone” owned and operated by the Saudi-led coalition “while it was carrying out hostile missions in the airspace of the Hayran district,” spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree said on his official Twitter account on Saturday.

He noted that the spy drone had been downed with a “homegrown surface-to-air missile,” which has not been unveiled yet, Yemen's Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported.