Houthis' Revolution leader threatens: No red lines in targeting coalition countries and their oil facilities

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2019-09-22 | Since 8 Month

Revolution leader of Houthi group (Ansar Allah), Abdulmalik al-Houthi - Archives

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The leader of the Houthi group (Ansar Allah) Abdulmalik al-Houthi threatened on Saturday evening to continue targeting his forces the countries of the Saudi-led coalition to support legitimacy in Yemen.

In a televised speech marking the fifth anniversary of the group's takeover of the capital Sanaa on 21 September 2014, Al-Houthi said: "There are no red lines in targeting the countries of the Saudi-led aggression coalition if they continue to bomb and attack Yemen."

He added:“it is in the interest of the Colition of aggression to take advantage of the initiative put forward by the President as to stop their aggression, bombing and blockade while the Army and Popular Committees will stop strikes directed at the depths with drones and missiles, asking citizens in the targeted areas to take caution and stay away from those facilities.

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 Houthi group (Ansar Allah) announced on Friday that it would end all strikes on Saudi Arabia, provided the kingdom and its allies did the same.

Mahdi al-Mashat, President of the Supreme Political Council set up by the Houthis to manage the areas under its control, said in a televised speech on the fifth anniversary of the group's takeover of the capital Sana'a in September 2014: "We announce the stop of targeting of the territory of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by drone aircraft, ballistic and wings missiles and all forms of targeting. We await a similar response."

The Houthi initiative comes a week after the group's attacks against Saudi Aramco, in the east of the kingdom, which halved its production, about 5 million barrels of oil per day.

Saudi Arabia and the United States have accused Iran of being behind the attack, a charge Tehran vehemently denied, warning of any military moves against it.

Yemen 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.

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