Ousted Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, Chairman of the General People’s Congress, has given the green light to his media to discredit Houthi militia leader Abdulmalik al-Houthi and expose him to Yemeni citizens.
The move came following reports pointed to Abdulmalik al-Houthi’s intention to kill Saleh, so he instructed Houthi media to work on the distraction of the charge of assassinating Saleh at the hands of the militias.
Informed sources in Sana’a said that Saleh has, during a recent meeting with a number of members of the General People’s Congress, threatened to sell al-Houthi to the Arab coalition if his demands were not met, describing Houthis as extremists.
Saleh also gave the green light to Yemen al-Youm TV channel to discredit Houthis as well as host its opponents and victims and expose it before the Yemeni citizens.
He also chose to expose the militia’s relationship with Iran and how it sold the country to Tehran cheaply, in addition to the assertion that Houthis are just a band of thieves seeking spoils, ministerial positions and funds - which is a clear sign that he is ready to fight the militia if he has a deal from whatever party to stop the war.
This is first action from Saleh against the militia after the group’s escalation against him and his followers, which asserted that Saleh is currently studying a plan to regain control of Sana’a from the grip of Houthis.