Saudi-led coalition failed to break our will: Sanaa PM
The Prime Minister says the war being waged against Yemen since 2015 was brought to a grinding halt by the Yemeni people.
The military parade held by the Yemeni armed forces is an example of the great Yemeni victory against the Saudi-led coalition of aggression, Sanaa Prime Minister Abdulaziz bin Habtoor said on Saturday.
"The arrogant powers tried to break the will of the Yemeni people and tried to buy mercenaries, but they failed due to the steadfastness of the Yemenis," bin Habtoor said from the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, in light of the commemoration of Prophet Mohammad's birth.
"The Yemeni people will not accept defeat due to the strong will of its people and army."
"We, in the premiership, are celebrating [the Prophet's birth] on our soil, but the mercenaries are celebrating in the hotels of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Istanbul, and Riyadh," the senior Yemeni official underlined.
"The campaign and war being waged against Yemen since March 26, 2015, was brought to a grinding halt by the Yemeni people," the premier added.
The Yemeni Armed Forces organized a military parade on Thursday in the country's capital, which saw the Sanaa forces showcasing their latest weapons and equipment developed at home.
Al Mayadeen's sources shed the light on the specifications of the homemade weapons exhibited by the Yemeni army on the occasion of the eighth anniversary of the September 21 revolution in the Al-Sabeen Square, Sanaa.
The military parade saw the army showcasing advanced weapons spanning everything, from dozens of advanced missile systems, naval weapons, and air defenses made by the Military Industrialization Authority.
During the military parade, Yemeni Armed Forces spokesperson Brigadier General Yahya Saree warned the Saudi-led coalition of aggression against any escalation and missing out on the chance for a ceasefire, stressing that "the situation in Yemen before the parade is not as it was before it."
In early September, the Yemeni Armed Forces held The Promise of the Hereafter military parade in Al-Hudaydah, which saw the participation of various units of the Yemeni army, such as the coast guard, the navy, the air force, the air defense force, and several elite forces, sources told Al Mayadeen.
The military parade was attended by 20,000 security personnel from the Ministry of Interior's security units.