YEMEN Press Agency

Defense Minister confirms armed forces’ readiness to protect Yemen’s territorial waters

SANAA, March 20 (YPA) – Minister of Defense of Sanaa government, Maj. Gen. Mohammed Al-Atefi, said that Sanaa has the right to exercise sovereignty over Yemen’s territorial waters.

During his visit to the Special Forces training camp in the Fifth Military Region on Monday, Al-Atefi said that Yemeni sovereignty over regional waters, ports, islands and shipping lanes is one of the constants that make all sacrifices and take all appropriate military measures and measures to defend them.

“The Red Sea was and still is a focus for foreign ambitions, foremost of which is the Zionists who is trying to find a foothold in it, the minister said.

Al-Atefi added: “We assure the Zionist enemy that its absurdity will not last long, and the Zionists’ interventions will not be accept,” and we will communicate this concept to them in the appropriate manner and in a timely manner.”

Maj. Gen. Al-Atifi affirmed that the armed forces have become today a feared force that have all the factors of strength, stability and qualitative combat capability, whether in the offensive or defensive battle at the various tactical, operational and strategic levels and in its various types of land, sea and air.

The minister indicated that Yemen, thanks to Allah and the wisdom of the revolutionary leadership, has taken its confident and basic steps in equal international and global relations, without diminution of national sovereignty.

“We have restored the right path that preserves our dignity and independence and liberates our national will from any subordination that existed as a result of policies and practices in previous periods,” he went on to say.

“Everyone, partners, teams, opponents, friends and enemies, should know well that our national decision has one source in the hands of a rational, strong and courageous leadership represented by the leader of the revolution, Sayyed Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, a man of stances, peace and challenges” Al-Atefi added.

“We are ready to take any combat stance with solidity, strength, and high combat efficiency,” Al-Atifi said, “the aggression must only understand the nature of the stage and its entitlements.”