The Yemeni Vice President General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar has reaffirmed that the “Houthi party represents Iran’s claws in Yemen, the Arabian Peninsula and the region”. Ahmar also said that Yemenis cannot target Mekkah or Riyadh “the nation’s cradle”. The general made this statement during his visit with the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Ma’rib the Nahem front east of Sanaa. Meanwhile, the vice president noted that all areas bordering Sanaa were not a platform for the Houthis and will never be. At this point Ahmar called on the tribe members of these areas to actively participate in the “liberation battle”. Also, Ahmar directed a message to the children of Sanaa, the free members of the armed forces, the General People’s Congress (headed by ousted Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh) and all political and social elements. In his message, Ahmar demanded these sides to “be warned and remain alert from the Houthi’s backstabbing” whom he said, “does not exclude any one and targets houses, camps, schools and places of worship”.
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