Yemenis gathered in the capital Sanaa, to announce a general mobilization aimed at countering the devastating war and the total economic siege carried out by Saudi Arabia against their country.
According to al-Maalomah news agency, residents of the Jahanah region in Sanaa province announced a general mobilization during a tribal gathering on Saturday.
They condemned the heinous crimes and continued escalation by countries involved in Saudi Arabia’s military campaign against Yemen.
These crimes will not go unpunished, they swore, affirming that America is the first enemy of the Yemeni people.
The participants declared that the United States bears full responsibility for the aggression against Yemen, the resulting war crimes and the suffocating siege against Yemeni citizens.
They stressed that they will continue to mobilize and provide all necessary funds, equipment and forces until victory is achieved against the war coalition and all Yemeni territories are purged of occupiers.
In their statement, Yemenis hailed Operation Yemen Storm 1 and 2, which targeted the depths of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for their increased crimes against the Yemeni people, and called for more countermeasures. attacks against the aggressor.
In recent weeks, the Yemeni government in Sanaa, led by the popular resistance movement Ansarullah, has carried out several rounds of drone and missile counterattacks against the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, as the two countries have stepped up their aggression against the impoverished country. .
On January 17, the Yemeni armed forces launched drone attacks targeting an oil facility in Abu Dhabi, warning the United Arab Emirates of serious repercussions if it continued its acts of sabotage in Yemen.
A week later, Yemeni forces launched massive missile and drone strikes against sensitive targets in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, as well as the Najran, Jizan and Asir regions of Saudi Arabia.
Meanwhile, tribes and residents of Bani Hushaysh district in Sanaa province have condemned the international community’s silence on the Saudi coalition’s gross crimes against the Yemeni people.
At a rally, they also stressed that the crimes are in violation of international law and international humanitarian law.
Yemen’s ‘eloquent message’ well received in UAE
Commenting on the latest developments, Abdel Bari Atwan, editor of Rai al-Youm based in London newspaper, said that the UAE, by ordering its trained giant brigades to halt their military operations against the Ansarullah movement, showed that it had received loud and clear the movement’s “speakable message” to through its missiles and fighter planes.
The missiles and drones that “bombed the cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai last Monday, and those that preceded them, showed them that involvement in the Ma’rib war, and any other war, will cost them very expensive on all counts,” Atwan wrote in his final op-ed on Friday.
“It has been proven with conclusive evidence that when the Houthis (Ansarullah movement) threaten to respond, they carry out their threats,” he said, noting that the UAE failed to realize that the movement Ansarullah was ready to respond to any escalation.
He noted that the UAE is a small country that cannot bear the consequences of missile and drone attacks by Ansarullah forces, which have penetrated deep into the Persian Gulf country.
The comments come against the backdrop of Yemen’s repeated warnings to the UAE about increasing its role in the war on Yemen.
The Yemeni military has urged foreign companies to leave the UAE and warned that Expo Dubai could be the next target if the Emiratis continue their aggression against Yemen.
Atwan pointed out that the backbone of the UAE’s economy is oil, foreign investment and tourism and that it is mainly based on security and stability, adding that Ansarullah forces “have not hidden their awareness of this fact” and used it in the service of their offensive project.
He added that if the UAE-backed forces continue their aggression against the Yemeni forces, the Ansarullah movement will implement its threats against Dubai Expo and air traffic at UAE airports, because “they have proven that they had the ability.”