The President of the Southern Transitional Council, Supreme Commander of the South Armed Forces, President Aidaroos Qasim Al-Zubaidi, addressed the southern people on the 56th anniversary of 14th October revolution, here it is:
In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Most Gracious
Sons of the Southern People Inside and Outside the South:
We greet your struggling and sacrificing spirit on the memory of the 56th anniversary of 14th October glorious revolution. Today, we are living the era of major victories that renewed the spirit of October revolution and corrected its path to be the revolution of justice and right against evil and oppressive powers that made our people suffer.
Sons and Grandsons of Leaders of October Revolution:
Today, we remember, in pride, the sacrifices of our ancestors who led this great revolution that sparkled from the high mountains of Radfan 56 years ago and long lists of martyrs and injured sacrificed their soles and blood to free us from the British colonization that occupied our lands for 129 years.
Sons of the South, Inside and Outside the South:
We all know that October revolution led to our independence in November 30th, 1967. We also know that this revolution was targeted by major conspiracies that tried to empty it from its content and to distract our people from the dreams and projects of development and evolution through dragging us to the delusions of the so-called unity which was a real occupation that humiliated our people, then a second occupation that equals, and may even be worse than the first one.
Our free citizens:
The glory of October revolution taught us to resist foreign invaders and being persistent to expel them, this happened only four years after the revolution. This spirit is still alive as it appeared again in July 2007 and in 2015 when the southern people, with generous support of the Arab Coalition led by Saudi Arabia and UAE, erupted against the northern occupation to our lands.
After 56 years, we renew our loyalty to the goals and noble values of October revolution. We also renew our loyalty to our martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the south and its objectives, and above all restoring the southern federal state that guarantees the rights of all southerns.
We congratulate you on the memory of the glorious October revolution. We pray to Allah to have mercy on martyrs’ souls.
Peace be upon you all.
Aidaroos Qasim Al-Zubaidi
President of the Southern Transitional Council