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Al-Houthi: Political Forces Conspire To Derail Building State and Southern Issue

Houthis Leader Stressed To Accelerate the National Reconciliation “We Would Take Up Arms If the State Able To Protect Us”

Asma al-Mohattwari

A year ago on the 24th of January 2013, the Yemeni government prevented Houthis (Ansar Allah) to celebrate the Prophet Mohammed’s birthday in Sana’a’ Al-Thawra Stadium, but this year on Monday,the 13th of January 2014, that coincided 12 Rabi’ al-awwal in the Islamic calendar, Ansar Allah celebrated it in the same location.

Tens of thousands of Yemenis from various governorates gathered in Al-Thawra Stadium full of men and having a segregated area for women to celebrate the Prophet Mohammed’s birthday. Numbers of the crowds exceeded all expectations, where the holes were full to capacity and some of the guests kept their place outside of the stadium. A large number of scientists, politicians, intellectuals and social notabilitiesparticipated in the celebration.

Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, Houthis leader, gave an important speech in the Prophet’s birthday occasion. He directed a number of letters in his speech to people in and outside of Yemen.Related to the internal affairs of Yemen, al-Houthi called the parties and forced themto cooperate in order to prevent America’s violation in Yemen and the killing of Yemenis using their drones. He stressed the need of a quick national reconciliation stating that,”We emphasize that our hand of cooperation, brotherhood and love extended to all Yemeni parties and components without exception, in the interest of Yemen benefit and stability.”

Houthi explained that what was done by Houthis in the last period was only to defend themselves and to face the siege and not to face any sect or tribe because they don’t have any agenda to target or attack anyone in Yemen. “When the State is able to protect us as citizens we will not be forced to use our weapons against anyone, but when the government is unable to do that, we will defend ourselves and our society,” he confirmed “we really regret every drop of blood, even of those who fight against us.” In the part of the National Dialogue Conference (NDC), al-Houthi appealed the forces that affect the president Hadi to make the interest of the Yemenis above their own narrow,partisan, sectarian or regional interests and stop their conspiraciesagainst the foundation stage, the state-building and Southern issues.

“NDC must come up with decisions to serve the Yemenis, not any specific party or group, come up with state for all Yemenis, federal state resolved Southern issue with fair solution, a state based on national partnership its institutions, agencies and armiesare for the people to achieve their aspirations and hopes that revolted to achieve them,” he added.

At the level of the Arab and Muslim world, al-Houthi said that all Arab and Muslims should cooperatein supporting the people of Palestineand advocate their cause because it is the case for the entire Islamic nation. He considered the role played by Hezb Allah part in Lebanon to face whatIsraelis serving to all the Arabs in order to face the enemy of Arabs and Muslims.

“America is a danger not only toShi’ite but also Sunni, so we should not allow them to create civil wars in Yemen because their plans are to disintegrate Yemen to demonstrate it easily,” he said.