TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_“Should Israel perpetrate any foolish act against our nation…our nation would not hesitate to announce a struggle down the divine path against this enemy (Israel),” Houthi leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi said, delivering an address marking the birth anniversary of Islam's Prophet Muhammad.
“Nor would we hesitate to deliver deadly blows to [Israel] and attack the extremely sensitive targets belonging to the usurping regime of Israel,” he added.
His remarks came after comments made last month by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during which he claimed that Iran sought to strike Israel from Yemen using surgical missiles.
“Iran wants to develop precision-guided missiles that can hit any target in Israel within five to ten meters,” Netanyahu claimed in a speech in the holy occupied city of Jerusalem al-Quds. “Iran hopes to use Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen as bases to attack Israel with statistical missiles and precision-guided missiles. That is a great, great danger,” the premier purported.
Reuters, which carried Netanyahu’s remarks, alleged that they served as “a signal” that Yemen “could come under pre-emptive Israeli attack.”
Al-Houthi, however, said, “The criminal Zionists’ remarks are repetitive.”