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Feb 05, 2017
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Houthi Military Spokesman Threatens to Target U.S., French, Other Ships Entering Yemeni Territorial Waters

#5887 | 03:00
Source: Al-Manar TV (Lebanon)

Sharaf Luqman, Spokesman of the Houthi Forces, said that "any ship - any destroyer or frigate - that enters our territorial waters will be targeted, regardless of its nationality. We do not care if it belongs to the U.S., to France, or to any other country." In an interview broadcast on the Hizbullah's Al-Manar TV on February 6, Luqman further said that the Houthi army has developed surface-to-surface missiles and increased the range of Scud missiles and that they had further capabilities "that we have not yet revealed." Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and the Arabs are all "hired hands in an American war," said Luqman, "we are fighting America."

 

Sharaf Luqman: "We had a strategic arsenal of various types of missiles, but it included only short-range missiles. We have developed them, and even systems designed as anti-aircraft missiles, like the SAMs - we have managed to convert them into the Qaher and Al-Sarkha missiles... Just the Qaher. The Al-Sarkha missile is 100% locally manufactured. We have developed them, converting them into surface-to-surface missiles. Scud missiles, with a range of 350 kilometers, were developed in stages. Thanks to our Yemeni knowhow, they have now a range of 850 kilometers. The Burkan missile is 100% locally manufactured, but I don't want to put the cart before the horse and reveal details about it. Our strategy is to postpone this until the time is ripe to reveal the details.

 

 

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"We have said that any ship - any destroyer or frigate - that enters our territorial waters will be targeted, regardless of its nationality. We do not care if it belongs to the U.S., to France, or to any other country. They are all countries that are part of the aggression, and this entire war, from the outset, has been American par excellence, even if carried out by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and the Arabs. They are all hired hands in an American war. We are fighting America. America - that ghoul that frightens nations - does not scare us. We say: 'No.' They are aggressors, no matter what, and we consider their armies and their forces to be no more than 'cardboard' armies.

 

 

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"We do not care about America or about its European or Arab agents. Allah willing, we can withstand them. If they stop their aggression, we will stop firing our missiles, but if not, we shall progress to the next stage, and we shall strike a blow that is harsher and more painful.

 

 

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"We have capabilities that we have not yet revealed. We have missiles that we have produced or developed, and that are still in our depots. We will bring them out in the coming days, according to the need and the circumstances."

 

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