Mohammad al-Bukhaiti on Sunday assured that the Yemeni armed forces have developed the capability to strike deep inside the countries of aggression in case of the outbreak of a military confrontation.
“The new phase of military confrontation with Saudi Arabia will be completely different compared to previous bouts, as Yemeni armed forces will employ all tools of power in their possession to exercise power against any threat,” the official said in an interview with the Arabic-language al-Mayadeen TV network.
He also said the Saudi-led coalition has failed to put forward any initiatives that would satisfy Yemen’s demands, warning that if Sanaa’s just demands are not met, it will not stand idly by without responding to the siege, reported al-Mayadeen.
Elsewhere in his comments, al-Bukhaiti slammed the Saudi-led coalition attempts to sow strife among the Yemeni people by paying salaries of a fraction of the employees only. Salaries have been suspended since 2016 as a result of the Saudi war on Yemen.
In October, UN announced the end of a truce in Yemen reached between the Ansarullah Movement and the Saudi-led coalition.
The Yemeni Army blames Riyadh and its allies for failing to observe the UN-brokered armistice.
Yemeni government officials involved in the peace talks said in order for political negotiations to commence, the Saudi coalition must end its blockade and allow the resumption of salary payments to all civil servants. Saudi Arabia has so far rejected those demands.
Enjoying arms and logistics support from the US and other Western states, Saudi Arabia led its regional allies, including the United Arab Emirates, into a catastrophic war on Yemen beginning in March 2015. The war has killed tens of thousands of Yemenis and turned the entire country into the scene of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
The invasion has been seeking to change Yemen’s ruling structure in favor of the impoverished country’s former Riyadh- and Washington-friendly rulers and crush the Ansarullah resistance movement. However, the Saudi-led coalition has failed to meet any of its objectives.