Yemen rebel chief slams 'unjustified' Saudi intervention

Yemeni supporters of the Shiite Huthi militia hold a portrait the movement's leader, Abdul-Malik al-Huthi, on March 26, 2015, during a gathering in Sanaa to show support the militia and against the Saudi-led intervention in the country (AFP Photo/Mohammed Huwais)

Sanaa (AFP) - Yemen rebel leader Abdulmalik al-Huthi slammed a Saudi-led intervention against his Iran-backed forces Thursday as "unjustified," in his militia's first reaction since the air strikes were launched overnight.

"The criminal oppressive aggression is completely unjustified," Huthi said in a televised speech, accusing Saudi Arabia of being a "neighbour of evil".

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