Yemen facing the same colonizers with a wider alliance: Al-Mashat
Yemeni Supreme Political Council president Mahdi Al-Mashat makes a public address on Yemeni Independence Day, sending messages to the enemies of his country's independence.
Yemeni Supreme Political Council President Mahdi Al-Mashat made a public speech Tuesday night on the 55th anniversary of Yemen's independence from British colonial rule on November 30.
Al-Mashat, in his speech, hailed the leader of the Yemeni revolution, Sayyed Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi, "and our dear Yemeni people, on the occasion of the 55th independence day and the expulsion of the last British soldier from Aden."
Al-Mashat recalled the "mighty martyrs that brought about the day of evacuation on November 30, and those who are today bringing about the day of the evacuation of the new colonizer with their blood."
"The lesson taught on November 30 is no longer just a history lesson, because the colonizer of yesterday, through wider and worse alliances, invaded [Yemen] with the hopes of restoring its glories to colonize this country," the senior Yemeni official added.
"Independence Day is a glorious and ever-lasting day for the Yemeni people, but it is also a bitter day for the mercenaries and the treacherous because it shows who is a free patriot and who is a traitorous mercenary," Al-Mashat underlined.
Unwavering in support of the people
Al-Mashat commented on the situation in Yemen, highlighting that the occupiers "see our people defending their wealth against looting is a wrong measure that harms its interests, which is audacious behavior that no occupier prior to this one dared undertake."
"This American audacity is increasing our determination to move forward in our path toward liberation and independence and expelling the new colonizer until Yemen attains its freedom, independence, and sovereignty," he underscored.
The Yemeni official also reasserted Sanaa's unwavering stance regarding the protection of the people's wealth and the prevention of the plundering of its oil and gas wealth, which is constitutional, legal, and logical.
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"The aggression's aspirations to plunder Yemen's wealth and deprive its people of their natural dues, especially the salaries of state employees, which is a non-negotiable matter," Al-Mashat said.
It is noteworthy that on October 21, the Yemeni armed forces carried out a warning strike in the vicinity of Al-Dhaba port in Hadramout Governorate, as part of the practical implementation of steps to confront the continuous looting of Yemeni oil.
Yemeni Armed Forces spokesperson Brigadier General Yahya Saree stated that the Yemeni forces "succeeded in forcing an oil tanker that tried to approach the port of Al-Dhaba in the south of the country to leave."
The head of the Sanaa government, Abdul Aziz bin Habtoor, said Thursday that the two countries of aggression, along with the government of mercenaries, have been smuggling Yemeni oil and gas for the past eight years and benefitting from billions of money.
"Our people will not stand idle as it is being robbed of its resources while it is suffering the toughest blockade in recent history," he underlined. The Supreme Council chief advised "the forces of US-Saudi aggression to opt for a fair and honorable peace, and to swiftly pay the salaries of our people without further procrastination."
Bin Habtoor indicated earlier that Sanaa declared from the first moment its readiness to extend the truce, provided that the issue of salaries for employees in the civil, military, and security sectors is resolved.
Bin Habtoor indicated that Sanaa does not want any side to give the employees' salaries as a charity, but rather it wants to benefit from Yemeni oil and gas, highlighting that Sanaa is responsible for 85% of the manpower, including employees, security personnel, and military personnel.
Finally, Al-Mashat lauded the "dear Palestinian people for its heroic operations against the Zionist occupier. And we ask Allah to have mercy on the Palestinian people's martyrs and swiftly cure their wounded."
"We trust that the renaissance of freedom fighting in Palestine will have a pivotal role in hastening the removal of the Zionist occupation so that Palestine can embrace Arabism," he concluded.