Yemen Houthis vow to press ahead with revolution

Yemen Houthis vow to press ahead with revolution

Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:59PM GMT

Yemen Shia Houthi movement’s Ansarullah fighters have pledged to push ahead with their fight to root out corruption and establish security in the country.

“The Yemeni people is determined to pursue its revolution…and combat corruption,” Sheikh Sayyid Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, a leader of the fighters, said in a statement published by Yemeni media on Saturday.

He added that the movement will press ahead with its revolution to “guarantee security” and “put an end to political tyranny” in the Arab country.

On December 24, the movement warned of attempts to transform the country into a federal state of six nations, adding that the government has to show its commitment to a peace deal signed with Ansarullah fighters in September.

“There are attempts to go round the structure of the old Yemeni state,” it said.

In recent months, Yemen has been grappling with a tough political conflict between the central government and Ansarullah revolutionaries, also known as Houthis.

The Ansarullah activists played a major role in the ouster of the country’s longtime dictator, Ali Abdullah Saleh.

In September, the fighters gained control of Sana’a following a four-day battle with army forces loyal to General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, the half-brother of the former dictator.

In the same month, Ansarullah fighters and President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi’s government inked a UN-backed ceasefire deal that called for the withdrawal of the revolutionaries from the capital once a neutral prime minister was picked.

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