Yemeni Pm:The Saudi War Was Impossible Without the US Assistance


Yemen’s prime minister stressed that Saudi Arabia along with it coalition would not have been able to wage a war on Yemen and its civilians without support from the United States.

“Saudi Arabia and any other developing country would not be able to carry out air raids without US logistical support to refuel fighter jets, something which is no secret,” Abdel-Aziz bin Habtour told Press TV’s Mohammed al-Attab in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a.

“The US arms sales are another proof of such involvement” in the warfare, he added.

Aside from the logistical support, the US has been lavishing sophisticated weaponry upon Saudi Arabia since March 2015, when the latter attacked Yemen to restore its Riyadh-allied former government.

The weapon sales include a $110-billion deal signed last May when the president of the US, Donald Trump visited the kingdom in his maiden foreign visit.

More than 13,600 people were slaughtered since the invasion began, and Yemen has turned into the scene of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

Habtour said Yemen is facing the war to achieve independence. “Otherwise, it will stay under the US and Saudi domination,” he said.

The Yemeni prime minister said his country has the right to self-determination and to establish relations with the whole world without any exception based on respect.

“We don’t want to export any rebellion or revolution to any country. We want to live in peace with the world within our internationally-recognized borders,” he said.

Habtour also addressed Saudi and US accusations that his country is receiving any armed support from Iran.

“We do not mind to receive Iranian support, but Iran has its own problems. Iran is under a US siege. Iran is backing our positions through media means and on the political arena,” he said.

“Regarding the ballistic missiles that we have,” he said, “it’s something known that most of them were sold to us by Russia in the past.

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