Facilities Saudi-led coalition threatening to bomb are civilian: Yemeni source
A Yemeni source tells Al Mayadeen that the Saudi-led coalition of aggression drew up deadlines for shelling Yemeni ports, and Sanaa underlines that there is no military activity in the targets.
The Saudi-led coalition of aggression threatening to shell the Al-Hudaydah and Salif ports, as well as the Sanaa Airport, and setting deadlines for the raids is a flagrant war crime, a Yemeni source told Al Mayadeen on Saturday.
The coalition, the source said, "Is using lies and disinformation to sway the public opinion, like using a movie of the US war on Iraq, to justify shelling the Al-Hudayda port." He also underlined that the facilities the coalition is threatening to bomb are civilian facilities void from any military activity.
The head of the Yemeni president's office told the coalition not to seek false pretexts or "Hollywood movies to bomb seaports and airports."
"A missile does not need a seaport to dock, and a drone does not require an airport to take off," Ahmed Hamed said.
The Saudi-led coalition had pledged to bomb the Al-Hudaydah and Salif seaports and Sanaa International Airports after alleging that the facilities contained arms.
"We give the Yemeni Armed Forces three hours to remove the weapons from the Al-Hudaydah and Salif seaports and the Sanaa International Airport," the Saudi-led coalition said.
Al Mayadeen correspondent reported that the Sanaa International Airport refuted the Saudi allegations that Yemen was using the facility to launch missiles and UAVs.
The Saudi-led coalition is flagrantly disinforming the public about what is happening, the airport administration said, holding Riyadh responsible for any targeting of the airport, underscoring that any raid would be a war crime.
The administration also said the Saudi-led coalition asserting that the airport was being used for military purposes is mere lies and disinformation.
Yemenis took to the streets earlier today to protest against the Saudi-waged war on Yemen, calling on the aggressors to put an end to their crimes and lift the embargo they had imposed on their country and learn a lesson from all the losses they sustained during the past eight years of their war on Yemen.