By NY Staff
Gen. Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar called on Yemenis to support President Hadi’s legitimacy to keep the country away from falling into a civil war.
Al-Ahmar Justified his fleeing from Yemen to Saudi Arabia after the Houthis took over Sana’a for days, saying that he left for the safety of Yemen and not for his personal safety. “After consultation with President Hadi we decided to avoid a civil war at any cost,” he claimed.
Al-Ahmar ridiculed rumors that he was dead or arrested and expressed his gratitude to Saudi Arabia who always stands alongside the Yemeni people.
He added that Yemen is passing through a dangerous period, and everyone must be understand that, “forces cannot destroy the dreams of Yemenis dream to live in dignity, no matter what is received from external support. I am optimistic and I have great hope that the Yemeni people are able to overcome the ordeal and will maintain its achievements,” he concluded. “Our role as individuals in history will show the final facts and fairness of the martyrs.”
Al-Ahmar refused to talk about how he exited from Yemen and also refused to confirm or deny the report published by the Yemeni press of how he survived the Houthis, but promised that he will tell the Yemenis everything in suitable time.
The Houthis stormed the homes of their political opponents after signing a document of peace with Hadi. Al-Ahmar’s home was a priority target.