Sana’a (YE) – The leader of Ansarullah movement, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, says the neighboring United Arab Emirates (UAE) is no more a safe country as missiles manufactured by the Yemeni group can now hit anywhere in the Arab country.
Seyyed Houthi said during via a televised speech that Yemeni missiles were capable of reaching Abu Dhabi and elsewhere in the UAE.
He added that Ansarullah also had several domestically-manufactured drones in its inventory that would become operational in the near future.
On February 26, Yemeni army forces unveiled four domestically designed and produced drones set to collect information on the positions and movements of militiamen loyal to the resigned president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi as well as Saudi troops and carry out aerial attacks against them.
The sole unveiled combat aircraft, code-named Qasef-1 (Striker-1), has a wingspan of three meters and a hull length of 2.5 meters.
The drone has a flight endurance of 120 minutes and is capable of carrying a payload of 30 kilograms.
Elsewhere in his Thursday’s remarks, Yemeni Joint Forces were fighting against the US’ state-of-the-art military technology, which Saudi and Emirati forces were using in Yemen.
He went on to say that Saudi Arabia has failed numerous times during its military campaign against Yemen, stressing that officials in Riyadh have not come to their senses despite huge losses that the oil-rich kingdom has suffered as a result of its adventurism.
“Saudi Arabia and the UAE are paying the price of their erroneous policies. Such mistakes have forced them to alter their approach to the conflict in Syria,” Houthi commented.
This photo provided by the media bureau of Yemen’s Operations Command shows solid propellant and Scud-type Borkan-2 (Volcano-2) missile.
Houthi also said Yemeni Joint Forces could target Saudi interests in the strategic Bab el-Mandeb Strait, which connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden, underlining that Ansarullah missiles could hit oil installations in Saudi Arabia’s mainland as well.
The Ansarullah chief stated that Saudi-led aggressors had spared no effort to target Yemen’s independence in a bid to establish a colony there.
He said Yemenis from all walks of life would exhibit their indomitable willpower during September 21 mass rallies across the conflict-ridden country.
More than 12,000 people have been killed since the onset of the campaign more than two and a half years ago.
This post originally ran on YemenExtra and was republished here with permission.