Qassemi on Tuesday expressed his condolences over the assassination of a senior official of the Houthi Ansarullah movement in a Saudi Arabia’s airstrike in the western Yemeni province of Hudaydah.
He praised the resistance of the brave and patient Yemeni people over the past three years and said they would enjoy the sweet taste of victory against aggressors in the near future.
Saleh al-Samad, the chairman of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council, lost his life in Saudi airstrikes that targeted his residence in the Red Sea port city of Hudaydah on Thursday, Presstv reported.
The council also conveyed its sincere condolences to the Yemeni nation for the loss of Samad, an influential figure in Yemen’s resistance against a more-than-three-year-old war imposed by Riyadh on the impoverished country.
IRGC condemns Saudi attack in Hudaydah
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) also on Tuesday denounced the recent Saudi-led airstrike in Hudaydah and extended its condolences to the Yemeni people, army and Leader of the Houthi Ansarullah movement, Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi.
"This crime shows that the admirable resistance of the Muslim, oppressed and Arab people of Yemen thwarted a plot by Saudi criminals and their regional and extra-regional allies," IRGC spokesman Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif said.
He added that the Yemeni people's resistance would lead to a final victory, God willing.
"Undoubtedly, crimes by Yemen's enemies to continue killing this country's people and continue their food and medicine blockade will lead nowhere," the IRGC spokesperson pointed out.
Yemen’s Supreme Political Council was formed by the Houthi movement and the General People’s Congress Party to run state affairs in the absence of an effective government in 2016, a year after the Saudi regime and a coalition of its allies began their US-backed war against the country.
Samad was number two on the Saudi-led coalition’s most-wanted list and the alliance had offered $20 million for any information that would lead to his capture.
The leader of Houthi Ansarullah movement, in a live speech, said on Friday all aggressor countries, including the US and Saudi Arabia, were responsible for the killing of Samad, and they must await the consequences of their crime.
He also stressed that such crimes against the Yemeni nation would not break the will of his people in defending their country against the so-called military coalition.