Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Ansarullah Calls for Complete End to Saudi Aggression
Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:21PM

Ansarullah movement has called for a complete end to Saudi Arabia’s aggression against Yemen, urging Riyadh to lift the existing blockade on its southern neighbor, the movement’s spokesman says.

Mohammed Abdulsalam, the spokesman of the Houthi Ansarullah movement, on Wednesday said the complete cessation of the aggression by Saudi Arabia is a crucial condition for launching peace talks under the supervision of the United Nations.

“We demand, after a complete end to the aggression against Yemen and the lifting of the blockade, to resume political dialogue ... under the sponsorship of the United Nations,” Abdulsalam said in a statement.

The comments came just one day after Riyadh announced the end of the first phase of its unlawful military operation against Yemen, which has claimed the lives of more than 950 people in 27 days.

However, Saudi warplanes launched fresh strikes against areas in Yemen's third largest city of Ta'izz.

In his statement, Abdulsalam also praised “positive” efforts by the UN and its support for the intra-Yemeni dialogue.

Mohammed Abdulsalam, the spokesman of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement
Ansarullah fighters currently control the capital Sana’a and some other major provinces.

The UN special envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, resigned last week after what he described as lack of enough support from some countries of the region.

Saudi Arabia’s air campaign against the Ansarullah fighters of the Houthi movement started on March 26 - without a United Nations mandate - in a bid to restore power to the country’s fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.

The Houthis say Hadi lost his legitimacy as president of the country after he escaped the capital in February.

Yemeni demonstrators in Sana’a slam Saudi aggression

Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:59PM

Tens of thousands of Yemenis took to the streets of Sana’a on April 22, 2015, to once again slam the brutal Saudi aggression against their country.

The crowd of Yemenis in the capital chanted slogans against the Al Saud family, the Israeli regime and the United States during the protest against the brutal aggression that has claimed the lives of more than 950 people since March 26.

The protesters also chanted, “The Yemeni nation is united,” during the event. They said the Yemeni revolutionaries will not relent in their determination to achieve the goals of the uprising.

The participants in the demonstration stated that the regime in Riyadh is a tool at the hands of Washington and the Tel Aviv regime.

The demonstration in the Yemeni capital was held against the backdrop of an announcement by Saudi Arabia on April 21 that Riyadh was stopping the airstrikes.

However, Yemen’s al-Masirah TV reported on Wednesday that Saudi warplanes carried out an airstrike against an area in the southern province of Lahij.

Saudi Arabia stated in late March that the aim of the airstrikes was to bring Yemen’s fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, back to power. Hadi is a close ally of Riyadh.

On April 5, the Houthi Ansarullah revolutionaries captured the government headquarters in the southern port city of Aden, where the fugitive former president had fled to before leaving the country for Saudi Arabia.

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