The Yemeni Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Muammar Al-Eryani, said that the video that the Coalition to Support Legitimacy has removed confirms that the Iranian-backed Houthi militia has transformed Sanaa airport into a military barracks.
He added, in a series of tweets on Twitter, that the Houthi militia had transformed Sanaa Airport into a military barracks that includes workshops for installing and equipping missiles with the participation of experts from Hezbollah and Iran, and the militia’s use of United Nations aircraft to simulate a scenario of interception and destruction in a serious threat to the safety of the planes and their crews.
He stressed that the terrorist Houthi militia, since its coup, has taken government headquarters, civil and vital facilities, “airports, ports”, residential neighborhoods, homes, mosques, and markets, as dens for storing weapons and managing its terrorist activities.
This was considered by the Yemeni Minister of Information, a flagrant violation of international laws and covenants that criminalize intimidation of civilians and endangering their lives.
He called on the international community, the United Nations, and the United Nations and American envoys to take a clear position on the practices of the terrorist Houthi militia that entrench civilian objects and civilians, take vital installations for military purposes, and endanger the lives of United Nations crews and relief organizations, which amount to war crimes.
Earlier, the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen broadcast videos documenting Houthi militia training on UN planes at Sanaa airport, with the aim of testing a missile air system.
The video showed that a number of Houthi elements carried out experiments and tests on an air system, by using a UN plane during landing and take-off at Sanaa International Airport to ensure the effectiveness of the system, considering the plane as a moving air target in a simulation of interception and destruction scenarios.
He also indicated what is believed to be a foreign expert supervising the testing process, and conducting the live test of the missile launch by the Houthis, which proves the involvement of elements of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and Hezbollah in launching hostilities and threatening freedom of maritime navigation and global trade, in addition to transferring knowledge and providing support and training to militias, in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 2216.