Breitbart: The son of ex-Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh has called for retaliation against the Iran-linked Houthi rebels who killed the former leader, accusing him of “treachery” for offering to “turn a new page” with the Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting the Shiite insurgents in Yemen.
“I will lead the battle until the last Houthi is thrown out of Yemen … the blood of my father will be hell ringing in the ears of Iran,” Saudi-owned al-Ekhbariya TV quotes the former president’s son Ahmed Ali Saleh as saying, reports Reuters.
The son also reportedly urged his father’s supporters to “take back Yemen from the Iranian Houthi militias,” suggesting that he also abandoned his allegiance to the Shiite insurgents.
Reuters acknowledges that it could not immediately verify the authenticity of Ahmed Saleh’s comments to the Saudi-owned TV channel.
On Saturday, the late Saleh expressed a willingness to “turn a new page” with the Saudi Arabia-led Sunni coalition if it stopped targeting Yemen and ended its devastating blockade of the country.
In response, the Iran-allied Houthis accused their former ally Saleh of a “coup” against “an alliance he never believed in.”
Soon after storming his house on Monday, the Houthis announced the former president’s deaths.
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