The Leader of the Revolution, Sayyid Abdul-Malik Badr Al-Din Al-Houthi, on Tuesday confirmed that the priorities of the Yemeni people in the current situation are “to confront aggression, maintain internal stability, and correct the situation of state institutions.”
In his speech today on the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Zayd ibn Ali (peace be upon him), the Leader of the Revolution indicated that commemorating this historical memory is very important to benefit from it in the reality of the suffering of the Islamic nation.
Imam Zayd ibn Ali was the great-great-grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through the line of Imam Husayn. He led a revolution against the tyranny of the Umayyad rulers in the year 740 CE, in which he was martyred. The Zaydi school of Islamic thought, which is the prevalent religious school in Yemen, considers him to be the fifth Imam of the Islamic Ummah, after Ali ibn Abi Talib, his sons Hasan and Husayn and Husayn’s son Ali ibn Husayn.
Sayyid al-Houthi stressed the importance of this anniversary in terms of the impact of the events that occurred in the nation’s history and highlighting the most influential events on the cultural, intellectual and practical level, including the rise and martyrdom of the Imam Zayd bin Ali ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon them).
“At this stage, as a nation in general and a Yemeni people in particular, we are concerned to face what the martyr Imam Zayd bin Ali, peace be upon them both, faced in that era in the face of the tyranny of our time represented by America and Israel and those who ally with them to strike the nation’s peoples,” Sayyid Abdul-Malik said.
The Leader of the Revolution considered the enemies’ quest to enslave and subjugate the nation to America, Israel and their allies as the greatest threat to the nation in its principles, morals and values.
He touched upon the conspiracies by which the enemies are moving to target this nation through sedition and its internal situation under various headings, which is part of the battle that targets the nation and the schemes that seek to fragment it.
Sayyid Abdul-Malik pointed out that the Saudi and Emirati role under the heading of normalization and alliance with America and targeting the nation comes in this context, through which the enemies seek to subjugate and control the peoples of the nation and plunder their wealth and capabilities.
In his speech, the Leader of the Revolution indicated that the priorities of the Yemeni people in light of the current situation are represented in three main points, the first is to confront the aggression that has violated taboos and besieged the Yemeni people and plundered its oil and gas wealth.
Sayyid Abdul-Malik al-Houthi affirmed that the second priority is to strive to maintain stability and the home front, because a large part of the enemies’ plans target the home front under various headings.
He stated that the third priority is to seek to correct the imbalances of the state institutions, which is the product of long stages, and in light of a severe siege and complications in the internal situation.
The Leader of the Revolution indicated that the state employees’ salaries were paid in the past from oil and gas revenues, and “today they are looted by the aggression coalition, thieves and occupiers, and part of it is stolen by the traitors of this country, who stood in the side of the foreigner, and the rest goes to the National Bank of Saudi Arabia and others.”
He stressed the importance of working to find alternatives to the looted oil and gas revenues until the liberation of oil facilities, noting this is not a simple matter in light of the existing siege, but rather needs work programs and mobilize the production process in the sectors.
On the regional affairs, the Leader of the Revolution said, “One of our priorities towards the nation’s issues, foremost of which is the Palestinian cause, confronting normalization, strengthening the relationship with the free people of the nation, and paying attention to the nation’s issues as a principled position.”
The Leader of the Revolution gave advice to the Saudi-led coalition countries that they take advantage of this truce to end the aggression and the siege, because their continuation in that means continuing to be involved in a major problem.
He called on the Yemeni people to continue their adherence to their principles on independence and the restoration of what was occupied from the homeland.
At the conclusion of his speech, Sayyid Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi called for seeking to exploit the rains that Allah has bestowed on the country, urging the official and popular authorities to cooperate in dealing with the damages of the torrents.