In a post on his twitter account on Wednesday, Mohammed Abdul-Salam urged the aggressor regimes relying on Trump to end their offensive against Yemen completely.
“The countries that have attacked Yemen must stop their aggression and lift the siege in a comprehensive manner, and there is no place for half-measures,” he said.
Saudi Arabia launched a devastating military aggression against Yemen in March 2015 in collaboration with a number of its allied states, and with arms and logistics support from the US and several Western countries.
The aim was to return to power a Riyadh-backed former regime and defeat the Houthis who have been running state affairs in the absence of an effective government in the country.
The war has failed to achieve its goals, but killed tens of thousands of innocent Yemenis and destroyed the impoverished country’s infrastructure. The UN refers to the situation in Yemen as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
The Riyadh regime enjoyed close ties with the Trump White House, but US president-elect Joe Biden is supposedly against the war and has vowed to “end the sale of material to the Saudis where they’re going in and murdering children.”
On Sunday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used his last days in office to designate the Houthi Ansarullah movement a foreign “terrorist” organization.
The designation freezes any US-related assets of the Houthis, bans Americans from doing business with them and makes it a crime to provide support or resources to the movement.
It will come into effect on January 19, the last full day in office of Trump’s administration, in defiance of aid groups who fear the measure will worsen the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
On Wednesday, Yemen’s Supreme Political Council said the US move shows the confusion and failure of the American policy in the region in general, warning that it will not only affect the humanitarian situation, but also the political process in Yemen.
“This reckless American approach confirms that it is a translation of an under-price deal with the countries of aggression to satisfy their desires and their mercenaries to prolong the aggression,” it said in a statement, according to Press TV.
The council further described Ansarullah as a major Yemeni national component around which all free people of Yemen are rallying in their battle for sovereignty and independence against the US-Saudi aggression and blockade.