22 September 2019 - 16:57
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Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the chairman of the Supreme Revolutionary Committee of Yemen, stated that the war-wracked country is countering the world's "strongest and wealthiest" countries in its fight against the Saudi war.

RNA - Al-Houthi stressed that Yemen would strive to counter aggression on "all levels" and that it was time "to ward off the enemy", Al-Masirah television network reported.

Al-Houthi also slammed countries participating in the war on Yemen, adding that if they "were seeking the freedom of the Yemeni nation, they wouldn't seek to partition [the country] and kill [the people]".

Over the weekend, attacks by Yemeni drones on the key Saudi oil facilities of Abqaiq and Khurais shut down about 50 percent of the kingdom’s crude and gas production, cutting the state oil giant’s crude oil supply by around 5.7 million barrels per day.

Speaking to al-Masirah, al-Houthi also lauded what he described as the Yemeni people's high level of "political insight", adding that the country's military commanders were most aware of "what is planned against the nation."

Referring to Yemen's previous leaders, al-Houthi also slammed what he described as their dependence on foreign powers instead of popular support.

Al-Houthi said the country was now searching for "true relations to build the country".

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the aim of bringing the government of former Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power and crushing the Ansarullah movement.

Despite Riyadh's claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures. Weddings, funerals, schools and hospitals, as well as water and electricity plants, have been targeted, killing and wounding hundreds of thousands.

France, the United States, the Uinted Kingdom and some other Western countries have faced criticisms over arms sales to the Saudi Arabia and the UAE, whose aggression against Yemen has affected 28 million people and caused what the United Nations calls “one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world". According to the world body, Yemen is suffering from the most severe famine in more than 100 years.

A UN panel has compiled a detailed report of civilian casualties caused by the Saudi military and its allies during their war against Yemen, saying the Riyadh-led coalition has used precision-guided munitions in its raids on civilian targets.

The total number of reported fatalities in Yemen has passed the 91,000 mark over the past four and a half years, the US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) announced in late August.

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