Tens of thousands of the Yemeni people have gathered on Sunday in the capital Sana’a in order to denounce the blockade imposed by the Saudi-led coalition and the decision to raise Aden customs tariffs.
In a massive march called “The Siege and the raising of the price of the customs dollar price: an American crime,” member of the Supreme Political Council Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, affirmed that the Yemeni people “stand today in a steadfast stance to confront the economic war, as well as to support the military and security fronts.”
Al-Houthi said that international law does not allow any country to besiege the Yemeni people, stressing that, “the coalition has proven it targets everyone without exception through besieging Yemen.”
“If no one was standing up against the economic war of the coalition , the price of the dollar would have risen to record numbers,” he said.
He noted that “the Yemeni people are aware that the government in Sana’a maintains the security and stability despite all conspiracies, urging everyone to talk about the enemy and its unjust measures, which seek to strike the home front though the increase in the price of customs tariffs in Aden port.”
“The policy of starvation, siege and restrictions are various forms of economic war, including the decision to raise the price of customs tariffs, to try to target the Yemeni people’s steadfastness,” al-Houthi said.
In addition, the march statement affirmed that the United States of America is responsible for the aggression and siege that the Yemeni people are subjected to.
The statement stressed that the acts of maritime piracy are a condemned war crime, and the re-opening of Sana’a Airport and the port of Hodeidah, as well as access to food and medicine are “sacred rights.”
The statement affirmed the continuation of the Yemeni people in confronting the forces of the coalition, calling on the Missile and Air Forces of the Yemeni army to intensify their painful strikes in the depth of the coalition forces’ countries.