The leader of Yemen’s Ansarullah movement Abdul-Malik al-Houthi says the growing wave of Saudi-backed Takfiri terrorism plaguing the Middle East merely serves the interests of the Israeli regime.
In a Friday speech on International Quds Day, the Ansarullah leader said the Tel Aviv regime is the “first” and “foremost” beneficiary of the Takfiri terrorism in the Middle East, censuring Saudi Arabia for providing support to the terrorists in the troubled region.
He further said the Saudi support for the extremist terrorists in the Middle East only serves Israel and the United States and harms the nations in the region, adding that Riyadh is “the main source of the growth of these criminal groups.”
The Saudi kingdom and the Israeli regime openly cooperating to boost the Takfiri terror groups wreaking havoc on the region, added the Houthi leader, criticizing Riyadh for turning a blind eye to the Palestinian cause.
He called the wave of Takfirism sweeping the region a project backed by Israel and the US, which seek to create division and open the path for gaining permanent control of the region.
The Houthi leader also said the Saudi regime’s contribution to the Takfiri movement helped place Arabs and Muslims in an inferior position vis-à-vis the US and Israel, which he called “the evil in the region.”
Commenting on the occasion on which he was delivering the address, al-Houthi said Yemenis commemorate International Quds Day as they feel duty bound to support the Palestinian cause based on their values and ethics.
The last Friday in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan has been designated by the late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini as International Quds Day.
Each year, millions of people around the world stage rallies on the day to voice their support for the Palestinian nation and repeat their call for an end to the Tel Aviv regime’s atrocities and occupation of the Palestinian territories.
Pointing to the Saudi military’s deadly air campaign against his country, the Ansarullah leader said it is Israel who orders the Al Saud monarchy to commit crimes against neighboring Yemen.
Al-Houthi stressed that the Saudi aggression against Yemen has only strengthened the Arab nation’s determination to support the Palestinian cause.
Saudi fighter jets have been bombarding Yemen since March 26 without authorization from the UN and heedless of international calls for a halt to the onslaught.
According to the UN, over 3,000 people, including 1,500 civilians, have been killed since conflict started in Yemen in March 19.
By Press TV