Al-Houthi: Yemen's homegrown missiles program in exponential growth
The leader of Ansar Allah movement speaks on the occasion of the September 21 Revolution, revealing that Yemen will continue to improve its weapons production capabilities.
Sayyed Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, the head of the Ansar Allah movement, addressed Yemen's military capabilities and its recent advancements, in a speech commemorating the September 21 Yemeni Revolution.
The leader said Yemen continues to improve its missile and rocket arsenal, comprising long-range rockets, ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and various attack drones.
On the ninth anniversary of the September 21 revolution in 2014, the #Yemeni Armed Forces showcased new strategic weapons in a military display, including advanced missile systems, naval weapons, and air defense systems.#Yemen pic.twitter.com/QeiNTMLrTH— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) September 21, 2023
"Our country possesses missile technology, and the missile capabilities have evolved exponentially from long-range missiles to guided and ballistic ones, not to mention drones," he said.
"Our country possesses missile technology, and the missile capabilities have evolved exponentially from long-range missiles to guided and ballistic ones, not to mention drones."— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) September 21, 2023
- Ansar Allah leader Sayyed Abdul-Malik al-Houthi on the anniversary of the September 21 revolution.… https://t.co/YXLhWLe4jv
Sayyed al-Houthi pointed out that the blockade imposed on Yemen led to inverse results pushing its military to domestically produce weapons ranging "from pistols to missiles."
He added that Yemen's Armed Forces have also been remarkably successful in foiling several terrorist attacks, including assassination attempts, underscoring their vast contributions to maintaining Yemeni security.
The US administration has opted to employ aggressive policies against Yemen, taking advantage of internal division in an attempt to push the country into the abyss, al-Houthi emphasized.
Furthermore, the Yemeni leader highlighted the dire crisis that Yemen's National Army endured during the American administration prior to the September 21 Revolution, marked by infighting within its ranks, under the auspices of the US.
The US administration aimed to exploit internal division in Yemen for its own strategic ends, but according to the Ansar Allah leader, the Yemeni people were cognizant of Washington's intentions and effectively thwarted its plans on September 21, 2014.
"The Americans wanted the Yemenis themselves to destroy their own country in a tragic farce, but the people were vigilant and thus came the revolution," he elaborated.
"The Americans wanted the #Yemenis themselves to destroy their own country in a tragic farce, but the people were vigilant, and thus came the revolution."— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) September 21, 2023
- Ansar Allah leader Sayyed Abdul-Malik al-Houthi on the anniversary of the September 21 revolution.#Yemen https://t.co/MgQnjXYEDX
In the context of the war on Yemen, al-Houthi said the US-Saudi-led coalition killed thousands of Yemeni civilians, carrying out genocides in the country through direct military action, not to mention the siege, which has left millions facing starvation.
In parallel, the coalition is also leading a media-driven war to dismantle Yemen's society and divert attention from the heinous actions it has perpetrated and continues to perpetrate against the Yemeni people.
Saree: We are ready for all scenarios
On the same occasion, the spokesperson for Yemen's Armed Forces (YAF), Brigadier General Yahya Saree, stressed that Sanaa is ready to "engage in battles to defend the homeland and the people."
Brigadier General Saree said the Yemeni forces are ready to deal with any development "in case the [Saudi-led coalition] does not adhere to" Yemen's demands for a peace deal that will "achieve the legitimate, just, and fair aspirations of the Yemeni people."
The spokesperson reiterated Sanaa's position in a post on X, saying, "There [will be] no peace without ending the aggression, lifting the blockade, and the withdrawal of foreign forces" from Yemen, adding that other demands of the Yemeni people need to be met before peace is achieved.
سنضاعف مستوى جاهزيتنا القتالية خلال الأسابيع والأشهر المقبلة ضمن الاستجابة العملية والمسؤولة للتعامل الحازم والرادع مع أي تطورات.— العميد يحيى سريع (@army21ye) September 21, 2023
شعبنا يؤمن بأن السلام لم ولن يتحقق إلا بفرض معادلات عسكرية رادعة تجبر العدو على الخضوع لكافة المطالب المشروعة والعادلة.
Moreover, he vowed that Yemen's Armed Forces will be doubling their combat readiness in the coming weeks to respond practically and responsibly to ensure that coalition forces remain deterred in case of any negative developments.
In conclusion, Saree said the Yemeni people "believe that peace has never and will never be achieved except by imposing deterrent military equations that force the enemy to comply with all legitimate and just demands."
Sanaa's negotiating team engaged in five days of talks with Saudi officials in response to the latter's request to resume negotiations, facilitated by Omani mediators.
The head of the Supreme Political Council in Yemen, Mahdi al-Mashat, said Sanaa is pleased with what the Yemeni delegation conveyed from the meeting, adding that these are "positive messages that we ask to be put into practice."