National Army spokesman : Houthi militia transfers ballistic missiles to Hodeidah in Trucks
Yemeni National Army spokesman revealed that the Houthi militia managed in the past two days to smuggle ballistic missiles and heavy artillery in trucks to Hodeidah province.
Brig. Gen. Abdu Mujali said “the missiles and artillery, which have been sent by Iran, have entered through the ports of Saleef and Ras Issa,”
It said the militia disassembled the weapons before transferring them to the two ports.
After moving the shipment in trucks specialized in transporting auto parts, a team of Iranian experts were on hand in Hodeidah and Sa’ada to put the missiles and artillery back together.
The smuggling was aimed at avoiding Arab Coalition attacks, the spokesman said, citing previous successes by the Coalition in stopping weapons transfers to the Houthis from militia-controlled ports in the western coast.
Brig. Gen. Mujali told Asharq Al-Awsat that the Houthi militia continue to threaten the security of Yemen and the region, adding that Houthis reject peace.
Mujali pledged a strong military response to the violations made by the militia, which he accused of working to paralyze the Stockholm Agreement, and to threaten neighboring countries, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
“Our response will be swift and would change the course of battles, forcing the militia to pay a heavy price,” he said.