SANA’A – Sayyid Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi, leader of the Ansarullah movement, has condemned both the enemies of the Yemeni Republic as well as domestic extortionists for the shortage of cooking gas in the country.
The Ansarullah leader made the statement during a televised speech on Friday. He pointed out that the national gas company in Sana’a was recently heavily damaged in a Saudi attack, leading to an increasing shortage of much needed cooking gas.
However, the Sayyid also heavily condemned unscrupulous domestic traders, who have abused the dire situation in order to make a maximum amount of profit off the suffering of Yemen’s people. Al-Houthi called these traders “diabolical vampires” without pity and lacking in repentance.
Sayyid Abdul-Malik al-Houthi stressed that the mercenaries of the Saudi-led coalition are holding the gas tankers in their areas of control, calling them the main culprits in the ongoing gas crisis. He furthermore called for a national, popular and official cooperation in order to solve the problems, and asked for the opening of an official government agency that would receive and handle any and all complaints by Yemeni people about the illegal activities of gas hoarders, speculators and unscrupulous traders.
The Ansarullah leader concluded by saying that this situation can not be accepted to continue, stressing that any traders who do not adhere to announced prices for gas are liable to have all of their profits confiscated as punishment.