Millions of Yemenis, marking the 58th anniversary of the September 26 Revolution, voiced their rejection of the Houthi-staged coup by celebrating the event that marks the overthrow of the unjust and oppressive Imamate regime in 1962.
Before September 26, 1962, the northern part of Yemen was ruled by the reactionary imamate regime-- a theological system that limited the right to rule to self-proclaimed descendants of Prophet Mohammed.
The Iran-backed Houthi militia seeks to restore that system in Yemen.
Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, speaking on the occasion, said ending the Houthi militia’s coup was the main requirement to bring back peace and order in the country.
Hadi confirmed that it was up to the army and pro-government forces composed of popular resistance units and tribesmen to restore power to state institutions after the government had exhausted all efforts towards peace.
In a speech addressing all Yemenis, Hadi said that Yemen has been transformed into a “powder keg” controlled by Houthi coupists serving an Iranian agenda.
He called on the international community to shoulder its responsibility and pressure Houthis into ending the war they waged against the country.
“Following several hard-hitting years of the militia’s destruction it is very clear that our peoples have no other option but to remove the coup and restore the state that can ensure the interests of the people and bring security to everybody, this is imperative,” Hadi said.
Hadi also praised national revolutionists who stood up in the face of the oppressive monarchs and sacrificed a great deal to establish the republic during the September 26 Revolution.
The Yemeni president also accused Houthis of seeking only devastation and war, blaming them for the war-torn country’s economic woes and humanitarian crisis.
“We extended our hands for peace… extended significant concessions, in the hope of maintaining our country which has been exhausted by the war and disasters, we’ve continued to extend our hands for peace, but everyone knows the obstacles and the militia’s insistence on the war,” he said.