Sana`a:Head of Yemeni National Delegation, Mohammed Abdulsalam, affirmed, that the United States has systematically destroyed the Yemeni state, to lose its strength and constituents.
“It is a systematic destruction carried out by the US to the Yemeni state by losing its foundations of its strength, and this was by the help of the traitors inside,” Abdulsalam said in a tweet.
“After the the Yemeni people restored the state in the September 21 revolution, the US came with aggression and siege to prevent the Republic of Yemen from possessing a force that stands in the face of the greedy,” he confirmed.
Abdulsalam’s comments came as the security services in the capital, Sana’a, revealed that the United States destroyed the country’s air defense missiles during the reign of traitor Ali Abdullah Saleh, over allegations that the weapons would fall into al-Qaeda hands in case the then Yemeni administration was toppled.
A security source told Saba news agency on Thursday that an American delegation consisting of Program Manager in the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (PM/WRA) with the Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Dennis F. Hadrick, liaison officer Santo Polizzi, technical expert Niels Talbot, Deputy Director of Programs in the Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism at the US Department of State, Laurie Freeman, and the military attaché at the US embassy in Sana’a held meetings with Yemeni Ministry of Defense officials at the time to pressure them to hand over the missiles in preparation for their complete destruction. Their demands were initially turned down though.
The source added that the traitor Ammar Mohammed Abdullah Saleh, a nephew of President Saleh and then deputy director of the National Security Bureau, was then tasked with persuading Yemeni military officials to agree with the surrender and annihilation of the air defense missiles in exchange for hefty sums of money.
The Yemeni security source highlighted that the American delegation began collecting and disabling the missiles in August 2004, and it agreed to continue negotiations through the National Security Agency since the Yemeni Ministry of Defense refused to deal with such talks at the time.
The source said two batches of the Yemeni air defense missiles were detonated in al-Jadaan and Wadi Halhalan areas of Yemen’s central province of Ma’rib on February 28, 2005 and July 27, 2009.
The munitions, which included shoulder-launched and surface-to-air SAM-7, SAM-14 as well as SAM-16 missiles, were destroyed with the assistance of the American company Ronco.
The security source confirmed that these facts reveal one aspect of the American destructive role in Yemen with regard to air defenses only, rather than the other roles aimed at destroying the Yemeni army.