Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Tuesday urged for resistance against what he called a Saudi-UAE "plots" to split Yemen, which has been racked by a four-and-a-half-year civil war between the Yemen's internationally recognized government, backed by Saudi- led Arab military coalition and the Iranian-backed Houthis (Ansar Allah).
Khamenei said during a meeting in Tehran with a Houthi delegation led by its spokesman, Mohammad Abdulsalam: "Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, who have committed "grave crimes" in Yemen, are seeking to"disintegrate Yemen. Therefore, we must stand firm in front of this conspiracy and defend a unified Yemen and its national sovereignty on its territory.", according to the official IRNA news agency.
In the meantime, the Yemeni political groups should adhere to dialogue and unity, to save their country and its integrity, Khamenei said.
In the meeting, Sayyed Khamenei hailed the steadfastness of Yemeni people in the face of aggression, confirming that Irani government and people stand by Yemen and its unity against the attempt of its partition planned by the aggression countries. He stressed that “Yemen is one country and it must remain so.”, IRNA reported.
Khamenei announced at the end of the meeting "his support for the jihad of Yemeni women and men," referring to his support for the Houthi group, which has been in control of the capital Sana'a and most of northern Yemen's densely populated and urban areas since late 2014.
Iran's supreme leader was considered “The Western world ignor of the crimes committed in Yemen and Palestine as an example of tofsy's realities.
He continued: "There is a good future for the people of Yemen with its ancient and historical civilization and jihadist spirit and steadfastness shown during the last five years, and will help God Almighty strong government and make progress under it."
While the Houthi-run Yemeni News Agency (Saba) reported that the head of the delegation, Mohammad Abdulsalam, handed Khamenei a written message from the group's leader, Abdulmalik al-Houthi, the official IRNA news agency, the head of the Houthi delegation considered the mandate of Khamenei "an extension of the approach of the Prophet Muhammad and the mandate of the Amir of the Faithful Ali bin Abi Talib, and Khamenei's attitudes of Haidarism and Alawite support for the oppressed Yemeni people in continuation of the approach of Imam Khomeini and inspire blessing and inspiration for morale," the agency cited Abdul Salam.
The people of Yemen, harmonious as one hand, will continue their steadfastness and steadfastness in the face of unjust aggression until complete victory," he said.
The Yemen's internationally recognized Yemeni government and the Saudi-led coalition accuse Iran of supporting the Shiite Houthi group, which seized power by force in September 2014, before the military coalition intervened on March 26, 2015 to support of the "legitimate" government in a war widely seen as a regional war between Tehran and Riyadh.
Yemen has been devastated by a five-year armed conflict between the government backed by the Saudi-led coalition and the Iran-backed Houthis. The conflict erupted after the Houthis ousted the government and seized power in late 2014.
The conflict has triggered what the UN calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis, with most of the population in need for a type of humanitarian aid and immediate protection, including 14 million people risking famine and some 1.8 million children suffering malnutrition.