Yemeni Defense Minister Declares Red Sea, Bab-al-Mandeb, and Gulf of Aden as Vital Yemeni Maritime Security Interests

Yemeni Defense Minister Declares Red Sea, Bab-al-Mandeb, and Gulf of Aden as Vital Yemeni Maritime Security Interests

Yemen’s Minister of Defense Major General Mohammad Nasser Al-Atifi said on Saturday that the Red Sea, Bab al-Mandab, the Gulf of Aden and their territorial waters are an exclusive Yemeni area, and Yemen’s maritime sovereignty over them is complete.

“We are responsible for providing the necessary protection for it and securing regional and international navigation,” the Minister of Defense confirmed during a visit to the Fifth Military Region in the western coast. “The time of guardianship over Yemen has passed forever.”

He explained that the situation today, and at this stage, is calming down and reaching a comprehensive peace.

“All of this depends on the sincerity of the intentions of the leaders of the coalition of aggression, with what has been agreed upon with the revolutionary leadership and the Supreme Political Council, and commitment to these understandings for the benefit of the region and its people, and foremost regional and international interests,” he added.

The Minister of Defense warned any countries involved in aggression against any circumvention in dealing with these understandings.

“Any breach or evasion of any agreement or understanding will result in a loss for the aggressor, and will cause it to fall into endless predicaments,” he added.

“Our sincere advice to the aggressors, and to those who allied with them, is that they learn from previous lessons because our guns, cannons, missiles and drones are ready,” Al-Atifi said. “They must realize that the upcoming battles will not be inside Yemen, as they imagine, but will be in the joints of the distant depth of the countries involved in aggression, which will make them well aware of the meaning of great pain.”

He pointed out that what is happening today in terms of talks with the countries involved in aggression, and what is proposed by the revolutionary leadership represented by Sayyid Abdul-Malik Badr al-Din al-Houthi, who manages the stage’s data with wisdom, farsightedness, breadth and horizon, puts the interest of the Yemeni People in priority, as well as laying solid building blocks for security and stability in Yemen and the region.