Yemen's Ansarullah warn Saudi Arabia over blockade

Yemen's Ansarullah warn Saudi Arabia over blockade
Mon Nov 13, 2017 13:33:29

A top leader of Yemen's Ansarullah movement who are at war with a Saudi-led military coalition is vowing retaliation against the oil-rich kingdom over its disastrous blockade of the war-torn country.

(AP) -- The fiery comments came even as Saudi Arabia said on Monday that it will begin reopening airports and seaports in Yemen - those in areas not controlled by Ansarullah movement - after days of closing them over a ballistic missile attack on Riyadh. The Saudi closure had drawn international condemnation and fears of a worsening humanitarian disaster in Yemen.

Saleh al-Sammad, the head of the Presidency Council of Yemen, told a rally of thousands of supporters marching down a main boulevard in the capital, Sanaa, that the coalition has "shut down all doors for peace and dialogue."

He also said that the more the blockade tightens, the more the Ansarullah movement will develop their abilities to "respond to the assault of the enemy."

(File Photo: The head of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council Saleh al-Samad, presstv)

string(348) "[{"id":"3137886","sort":"10299261","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"151020803504690000.jpg","title":"Saudi blockade of Yemen threatens to starve millions, U.N. says "} ,{"id":"3146581","sort":"10299256","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"151055207438478100.jpg","title":"'Only God can save us': Yemen blockade may cause world's largest famine in decades "} ]"