Blockade on Yemen is all out war: Al-Houthi
Yemeni leader Abdu Sayyed Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi says there is a lot of misery and suffering in Yemen due to the Saudi-led coalition's blockade on the country.
A large sector of the Yemeni society is suffering from surging prices and the blockade and the repercussions of the Ukraine crisis, Ansar Allah leader Sayyed Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi said on Monday.
"The hike in prices is causing a lot of suffering for many families, especially in light of the low wages brought upon by the blockade," Al-Houthi said, stressing the criminality of the blockade imposed by the countries of aggression, adding, "it is one of their most brutal, inhumane crimes."
The Saudi-led coalition is waging a war on the Yemeni people as a whole, he underlined, "and the blockade is an all-out, comprehensive war affecting every family and home."
"The coalition of aggression wants all of our people to suffer when it comes to making their livelihood and acquiring their basic necessities," the leader explained, calling for helping the Yemeni people through the suffering they are sustaining by providing them with food throughout the holy month of Ramadan.
He also criticized the economic policies of the Saudi-backed former regime, which heavily relied on the services sector, saying they inflicted a lot of damage on the Yemeni people.
He cited the Ukraine crisis as another factor adversely affecting Yemen, and he also used it to prove the failure of the aforementioned economic policies, as he explained that they were to blame for Yemen being affected by the war in Ukraine "because 30% of Yemen's wheat is imported from Ukraine."
"US policies spread wars, create crises, and bring evil upon humanity," he stressed.
On the eighth anniversary of the beginning of the Saudi aggression against Yemen, Al-Houthi underlined that the Yemenis inaugurated the eighth year with Operation Break Siege III, and he reiterated Sanaa's warning against the Saudi-led coalition not to miss out on the chance to make peace.
"We will spare no effort to confront the aggression and blockade, and we will not accept that the blockade stays in place," he underscored, telling the coalition that the only way they will not sustain any attacks is to stop the aggression, lift the blockade, and end the occupation of Yemeni soil.