President Mahdi al-Mashat speaks on sixth anniversary of Saudi invasion

President Mahdi al-Mashat speaks on sixth anniversary of Saudi invasion

President of the Republic of Yemen, Mahdi Al-Mashat, has affirmed that “the steadfastness of the Yemeni people has protected them from suffering that would otherwise have been greater and more dangerous.”

During his speech on the occasion of the “National Day of Steadfastness” on Friday evening, President Al-Mashat stated that the steadfastness gave the Yemeni people immunity from being affected by the policies and methods of enemies.

“The steadfastness of our people had a great impact in thwarting all hostile schemes,” he said.

President Mahdi Al-Mashat explained that one of the most important gains of Yemen’s steadfastness is that it has exposed the decline of human values among the invaders pretending to support “progress and humanity”, and has “dropped all [their] masks.”

He pointed out that the United Nations expresses concern every time the Yemeni people use their legitimate right to defence, but keeps quiet about the daily aggression and the ongoing blockade on them.

President Al-Mashat said he appreciated the “high response and the sustainable support for the fronts, and the high honourable turnout on the reserve camps.”

He congratulated all those who defected from the Saudi side, for their return to the homeland, and welcomed this continuous, good wave, considering it an “awakening of conscience and an indicator of awareness.”

The President addressed all those remaining in the camp of aggressors, that “they must know that the door for returning will not remain open indefinitely.”

In his speech, President Al-Mashat warned about the danger of starting from wrong ideas in the search for peace, because this will lead to incorrect and unrealistic perceptions of a solution.

He pointed to the danger of linking the humanitarian aspect that concerns the Yemeni people as a whole, with files of a military or political nature.

Concluding his speech, President Al-Mashat thanked all efforts in support of peace, foremost among which was the position of the neighbouring Sultanate of Oman.

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