Mohammed al-Houthi speaks to BBC about Yemeni drone strikes
SANA’A – The Chairman of the Supreme Revolutionary Committee, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, has said that “every time they try to put the name of Iran in the Yemen war, we make it clear that we make our own decisions, and we are fully prepared to accept peace if the Saudi-led coalition wants.”
“If the Saudi-led coalition ends the aggression and lifts the sea, air and land siege on the Yemeni people and would be serious about peace, we are ready to make a decision for peace,” Mohammed Ali al-Houthi said to BBC in an exclusive interview.
On the other hand, Mohamed Ali al-Houthi denied any link to Iran regarding the attack carried out by Yemeni forces on Saudi oil lines.
He indicated that the attack was in response to the escalation of aggression and the killing of the Yemeni people.
The Chairman of the Supreme Revolutionary Committee confirmed that “the Yemeni forces are ready to stop these operations if the coalition of aggression stops killing the Yemeni people.”
Answering a question about the acquisition of weapons from Iran by Ansarullah, al-Houthi expressed surprise and replied: “If we are unable to bring food, food and basic materials through the port of Hodeidah, how would we get weapons from Iran or any other side?”
Al-Houthi noted that the port of Hodeidah is supervised by the United Nations, which knows what is and what comes out of it.
He confirmed that the drones used by the Yemeni forces in their attack were completely locally manufactured.
The BBC interview marks one of the few occasions in which Western mainstream media has given a platform to representatives of the National Salvation Government.