Speaking Wednesday night at an event held to mark the anniversary of Yemen’s liberation from British colonialism, President of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council Mahdi al-Mashat added that it is very important in the current conditions as the Muslim Ummah (community) is facing wars, acts of terrorism and extremism.
Now that the enemies of Islam (are smearing the Islamic Ummah by creating and supporting terrorist groups), “it is our urgent need to counter them with the introduction of the Seerah of the Holy Prophet (PBUH),” he stated.
Al-Mashat hailed the Yemeni nation for holding glorious ceremonies to celebrate the birth anniversary of the Prophet (PBUH) in recent days and congratulated Muslim and Arab nations on the auspicious occasion.
He also referred to the Saudi-led coalition’s years-long aggression on Yemen, saying Sana’a has always sought peace provided that the aggression ends.
Sana’a is at the forefront of fighting terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda and Daesh and defending the security and interests of the Yemeni nation, he went on to say.
“We will liberate every inch of our occupied land at any cost,”al-Mashat underlined.
Yemen has been beset by violence and chaos since March 2015, when Saudi Arabia and its allies—emboldened by political support and a steady stream of arms from the United States—launched a devastating war against the poorest West Asian country to reinstall Yemen’s overthrown government of Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi in Sana’a and crush the Ansarullah resistance movement.
The war, accompanied by a tight siege, has killed hundreds of thousands of Yemeni people, a large number of them women and children, putting millions more at risk of starvation by destroying much of the country’s infrastructure.
Not only have the war objectives proven elusive, but the coalition has also found itself bogged down in Yemen thanks to a disheartening retaliatory campaign by the Yemeni armed forces and allied Popular Committees.