US, European Weapons Companies Profiting from Yemen War - Ansarullah
By Staff, Agencies
Spokesman for Yemen’s Ansarullah revolutionary movement Mohammed Abdul Salam said the US and European arms manufactures are aiding and abetting war crimes in Yemen as their weapons sold to Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners have served only to prolong the conflict in the impoverished Arab country.
“The positions of [the United States of] America, Britain, France and others on the Yemen crisis has to do with the fact that they view the country as a market for selling weapons,” Abdul Salam told al-Masirah television network on Wednesday evening.
He said the Riyadh regime and its allies lack the determination to stop the Yemen war, and lift the air and sea blockade that has strangled Yemenis for the past six years.
“The failure of parties to the coalition of aggression to attain their goals has rendered stopping the [Yemen] war and lifting the siege a complete fiasco for them,” Abdul Salam pointed out.
The Ansarullah spokesman went on to say that policies of the administration of new US President Joe Biden and those of his predecessor Donald Trump are two sides of the same coin.
“Washington’s positions differ from one administration to another in terms of media coverage and choice of words. There isn’t actually any change when it comes to the content of the statements,” he said.
Abdul-Salam added that his group is in contact with the United States through mediator Oman, and that Ansarullah does not see any problems in sitting with the Americans at the negotiating table as they are the ones directing the Saudi-led military aggression against Yemen.
“We have, nevertheless, reservations whenever meetings are just for the sake of words but not actions,” he underscored.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Abdul-Salam pointed to the ongoing battle to liberate Marib from the forces loyal to Saudi Arabia and the ex-Yemeni government.
“Marib has been a conflict zone ever since the Yemen war started [back in March 2015]. It has been used as a launch pad for attacks against the capital Sana’a, the northern province of al-Jawf and the central province of al-Bayda,” he commented.
The senior Ansarullah official also advised Saudi authorities to put an end to their military aggression and siege against Yemen to give Riyadh-Sana’a relations the chance to improve on the principle of good neighborliness.
Saudi Arabia, backed by the US and its other regional allies, launched a devastating military campaign on Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing government of Yemen's former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi back to power and crushing the popular Ansarullah movement.
Yemeni armed forces and allied Popular Committees have, however, gone from strength to strength against the Saudi-led invaders, and left Riyadh and its allies bogged down in the country.
The Saudi-led military aggression has so far resulted in nothing, but the killing and wounding of tens of thousands of Yemenis, as well as the displacement of millions of deprived people, destruction of infrastructure, famine, starvation, and the spread of infectious diseases in Yemen.