The spokesman for Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement has dismissed the recent belligerent remarks by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Mohammed Gargash, saying the Abu Dhabi regime is too feeble to fight in a battle against the residents of a single village in Yemen let alone the entire Yemeni nation.
“The Emirati regime is notoriously too weak to wage an armed assault on a Yemeni village. Therefore, there are serious questions about their capability to launch a war against the entire Yemeni people,” Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network quoted Mohammed Abdul-Salam as saying.
He added, “The United States dragged the UAE into the Yemeni quagmire. The ongoing military aggression on Yemen fully exposed the type of relationship between a colonial power and one of its pawns. This war plainly showed that the Emirati regime is nothing without the support of the US.”
On Thursday, Gargash denounced Houthis after an attack on Saudi oil tankers, asserting that Yemen’s strategic western coastal city of Hudaydah must be taken from members of the Ansarullah movement.
“The attack on the two Saudi oil tankers in the Red Sea reinforces the need to free Hudaydah from the Houthi … forces. The systematic attack on maritime traffic is a terrorist act, which is an expression of the uncontrollable, aggressive nature of Houthis,” he wrote on his official Twitter page.
Qarqash was apparently alluding to an incident in which fighters from Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement targeted a Saudi warship off the country’s western coast in retaliation for the Riyadh regime’s deadly military campaign on the impoverished nation.