Ansar Allah: Biden visit serves 'Israel' at cost of regional security
Ansar Allah denounces US President Joe Biden's visit to occupied Palestine and Saudi Arabia as part of Washington's normalization efforts.
Yemeni resistance movement Ansar Allah denounced Friday US President Joe Biden's visit to occupied Palestine and Saudi Arabia as a visit that "aims to serve the United States and Israel at the expense of regional security and stability."
"The visit comes as part of a series of steps to normalize ties with Israel, which is treason to occupied Palestine and the Palestinian cause," the Ansar Allah political bureau said in a statement.
"The repercussions of normalization are dangerous for the security of the normalizing regimes themselves," the statement read. "The normalizing regimes are isolating themselves from the peoples and Palestine, and they are gaining nothing but humiliation. Normalization will not normalize the presence of [the Israeli occupation] in the region."
"This visit aims to normalize ties between Saudi Arabia and the Israeli occupation against the Ummah and its peoples," the political bureau explained. "[Riyadh] is opening its airspace to Israeli carriers as part of a flagrant normalization plan."
"These expedited normalization steps constitute a grave danger to the peoples of the Ummah as a whole if they do not take action against the Saudi regime and the rest of the treacherous regimes," the statement added.
Ansar Allah called on the Arab and Muslim peoples to condemn and denounce the visit and its "catastrophic" consequences as well as every step toward normalizing ties with the Israeli occupation.
The resistance movement also declared that it stood with the Palestinian people, the peoples of the region, and the axis of resistance in thwarting the US-Israeli conspiracies.
Biden first landed at the Ben Gurion Airport, Al-Lyddm occupied Palestine, on Wednesday, where he was received by high-ranking Israeli officials on his first official visit to occupied Palestine as President before holding talks with Israeli occupation Prime Minister Yair Lapid and other senior officials.
Palestinian resistance faction Hamas denounced Friday the Saudi decision to open its airspace to all Israeli airways and aircraft, describing the act as "a reward for the Israeli occupation."
Riyadh's decision was planned amid US President Joe Biden's visit to West Asia, including to "Israel" and Saudi Arabia, the source told the media, calling the move a "small symbol of the budding relations" between the two nations.
Later on, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said Biden welcomed and commended the opening of the Saudi airspace to all civilian air carriers, adding that it was the US President's persistence and diplomacy that resulted in this step
Israeli Transport Minister Merav Michaeli on Friday welcomed as an "important step" Saudi Arabia's decision to lift restrictions on all carriers using its airspace.