Information Minister Muammar Al-Eryani affirmed that cultural and intellectual invasion and language wars are no less dangerous than military wars, calling on the Yemeni people to confront them firmly and confront these destructive steps, protect the identity of the people, preserve the country’s historical identity, and impose a state of immunization for society from the decay and absolute dependency of the Persian project..
Al-Eryani said, “The efforts of the Iranian regime and its tools from the Houthi militia to target the Arabic language and replace the Persian language are part of the plan to target Yemen’s identity, Arabism and cultural heritage, and to settle Iranian deviant culture and thought, as part of the sabotage scheme in the region and the illusion of restoring the Persian Empire.”
Al-Eryani added, “The closing of the Arabic language department and the establishment of the Persian language department at Sana’a University is part of the Iranian invasion and the cultural war on Yemen, and an endeavor to divide generations and glorify the symbols of Iranian terrorism.“.
He pointed out that the naming of Qassem Soleimani on one of the graduation classes from the Faculty of Languages at the University of Sana’a is a clear dependence of the Houthi militia in the face of Yemen’s historical enemy, and an attempt to localize the Persian language in its areas of control and create a state of linguistic and intellectual dependence among Yemeni youth..
Yemeni academics have stressed the need to pay attention to the Yemeni generation, and the need to fortify it with Arab-Islamic culture and thought, and to preserve it from the threats of the Iranian-Persian plan implemented by the Houthi militia in Yemen.