Saudi Coup Bid in Yemen Thwarted: Iranian Commander
http://alwaght.com/en , 6 Dec 2017 - 7:39
Islam Times - The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the Saudi regime has failed in its attempt to stage a coup d’état in neighboring Yemen.
“We witnessed that they (Saudis) intended to stage a coup against [Yemen’s] fighters and Ansarullah [movement] but this conspiracy was nipped in the bud,” Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari on Tuesday.
The senior commander further said the “traitorous” Saudis have been after destabilizing Muslim nations in the region by engaging in confrontation with them.
“Backed by Americans and on their orders, the Saudis are seeking to create division among Muslims, and are going hand in hand with the Israelis.”
Jafari’s comments came a day after Yemen’s former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, was killed while escaping from the capital, Sanaa, to Maarib Province.
Saleh, who had joined forces with Ansarullah movement to defend the country against the brutal Saudi aggression, officially announced on Saturday the end of his alliance with the movement, which has been at the forefront of battles against the foreign forces and their mercenaries.
Speaking after the death of Saleh, Leader of Yemen’s Ansarullah movement, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, said that the movement had managed to foil a major threat to the country’s security by defeating the plot hatched by Saleh and his forces.
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