Ansarullah Political Bureau Confirms Its Support for People in Niger Against Colonialism

The Political Bureau of Ansarullah affirmed its support for the people of Niger, calling on neighboring countries to respect the national will of the people of Niger.

It announced in a statement its rejection of any foreign military intervention against the interest of the Republic of Niger and its people aspiring for sovereignty and independence.

For his part, the spokesman for the National Salvation Government, Minister of Information Dhaifallah Al-Shami affirmed Yemen’s solidarity and support for the popular uprising in Niger against the puppet regime of global arrogance, led by France and the US and their colonial ambitions.

The spokesman for the National Salvation Government pointed to the importance of standing by the Nigerian people to achieve their aspirations for liberation from the tutelage of external powers.

He called on Western countries not to interfere in Niger’s internal affairs and to respect the will of the Nigerian people to determine their own destiny away from dictates and external pressures, and their right to preserve their national wealth.

Al-Shami also called on Islamic governments and peoples to support the popular steps in Niger and to take supportive positions in this regard. He stressed the importance of a unified stance from the Islamic world in the face of Western threats towards this Muslim country, and not to let it down.

Niger’s Army generals overthrew the country’s Paris-allied President Mohamed Bazoum on July 26. Ever since they have accused France of seeking to intervene militarily in the West African country to reinstate Bazoum.

There are unconfirmed reports about other foreign envoys also getting marching orders from Niger’s military rulers.

France’s news agency AFP said it had deleted an earlier post that said Niger’s military rulers had given the German, US and Nigerian ambassadors 48 hours to leave.

The agency said the statements based on which it had filed its report had been declared “unauthentic by authorities”.

A similar post relating to the US ambassador was also deleted, it said.

Meanwhile, hundreds of protesters in Niger held a demonstration in front of the French military base in the capital Niamey and threatened to storm the facility if French troops don’t leave the West African nation within a week.

The demonstration was held hours after Niger ordered the French ambassador to leave the country.

On July 31, the junta took aim at Paris, saying, “In its search for ways and means to intervene militarily in Niger, France with the complicity of some Nigeriens, held a meeting with the chief of staff of the Nigerien National Guard to obtain the necessary political and military authorization.”

Back at the time, France responded to the accusation, with Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna denying the charges and adding that it was still “possible” to restore Bazoum to power.

Despite denying any intention to invade Niger, Paris has vowed to resort to “immediate and uncompromising” action if French citizens or interests were targeted.

Ever since the coup, Nigerians have, on several occasions, come out in force to display support for the coup leaders and voice rejection of the country’s former Western-backed authorities.

Earlier this month, thousands of people surrounded a French military base in the capital, protesting against years of military intervention by the European country in Niger.

Protesters rallied near the army base on the outskirts of Niamey, shouting, “Down with France, down with ECOWAS,” in reference to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), West Africa’s main regional bloc, which they accused of being “manipulated by France.”

Late last month, supporters of the military in Niger marched through the streets of the capital and gathered outside the French embassy, denouncing the former colonial power before storming the diplomatic mission.

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