President of Yemen Mahdi Al-Mashat has said that the past 58 years since the September 26 Revolution of 1962 have been sufficient to place Yemen in the ranks of the rich, powerful and advanced countries if there had been sufficient people to protect it.
The move came during his speech on the occasion of the 58th anniversary of the September 26th Revolution on Friday night.
The President hailed the Yemeni people, army, and Popular Committees as well as all the honourable civilians abroad, on the occasion of this glorious revolution.
“On this anniversary, today we are approaching the shores of 60 years since the 26 September Revolution, and this number of long years is enough to realize that this revolution has been subjected to early breakthroughs and plots that, with great regret, have been ravaged, alongside all the hopes and aspirations that accompanied it”, said al-Mashat.
“This number of years has been sufficient and more to put Yemen among the rich, powerful, and developed countries if it had found someone who would preserve this revolution, and work for its goals in accordance with its principles honestly and sincerely,” he added.
The President blamed corrupt people who obstructed the revolution goals for their own interests and sold the sacrifices of the revolutionaries as well as put political decisions at the hands of foreigners who do not have the well-being of Yemen in their hearts.
“Those who try to determine the correct path to the principles or independence of the revolution and revolutionaries are being assassinated, and the best example are the martyr al-Hamdi and the martyr al-Sammad.”
The President said “In the era of the revolution, states have been established and developed at a time Yemen continued to be classified among the poorest and most vulnerable countries, even in the time when the country enjoyed a state of peace.”
“Yemen is paying a heavy price for every failure and corruption that have been done in the past years,” president al-Mashat said, adding that the September 21 Revolution of 2014 will restore respect for the principles of the September 26 and October 14 revolutions that liberated Yemen the first time around.
“The sacrifices we have been making for six years are proof that we are on the right track and on the path of freedom and independence as well as of the restoration of Yemen’s sovereignty from the hands of the aggressors or its cheap tools,” he concluded.