Almotamar.net - Sheikh Sultan al-Barakani, the General People's Congress (GPC)"s Assistant Secretary-General wished leaders of opposition parties of the Joint Meeting to acquaint themselves with constitutional systems before staring to talk every now and then about what he described as rosy dreams and illusions.
Commenting on the JMP talk of a shadow government Mar al-Barakani said," We are not in need in this regard to talk on the matter of a shadow government existence because that is well-known worldwide," considering that talk as resulting from personal desires of the some without understanding the rules of the political, executive and parliamentary action.
Al-Barakani added, in the context of commenting on statements by leaders of the JMP parties on their intention of formation of a shadow government, he said " I tell the brothers in the JMP, despite the contradiction between what Mohammed Qahtan, head of Islah political office stated about existence of an undeclared shadow government and that of Dr. Yassin Saeed Nouman the YSP secretary general, the shadow government is one of the alternatives submitted to The JMP. In other words this contradiction means there are personal desires with some without understanding of the rules of political, executive and parliamentary work. He said in order to make Ali al-Sarari, member of the YSP's politburo any embarrassment, "the shadow government does not aim at dominating the government and take its place but rather to offer alternatives."
Al-Barakani wished that the officials in the JMP had presented those alternatives to the electors on the 20th of last September. He said it was a wish that the brothers in the JMP would allot their qat-chewing sessions or part of them for studying thoroughly the Yemeni constitution as well as systems in the world so that they will be judicious in what they unleash of statements or decisions they take. The process of monitoring the performance of the government the government through monitoring the implementation of he constitution and the law and the platform under which it has gained confidence, the budgets and final accounts and reports of the monitoring and audition that are issued by the concerned parties in the government.
In his statement to 26 September newspaper on Thursday al-Barakani the parliament committees are the main means for the monitoring action as they are the official medium of parliamentary action. He said "I do not think that members of the JMP are not part of those committees."
Mr. al-Barakani affirmed if we had one day seen a serious project presented by the JMP through its representatives in the parliament as dealing with a failure we would have respected it because we do not monopolize the fact or claim possessing it. Anything positive presented by anyone it would be respected.
The Republic of Yemen has strongly denounced the Israeli aggression which led to the killing of the Palestinian Minister and Head of Popular Committee Against the Settlement and Apartheid Ziad Abu Ain.
"While the Republic of Yemen denounces this brutal assault, it shoulders Israel the responsibility of this atrocious act that contradicts humanitarian values," said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a release issued on Wednesday.
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has held in Amman, Jordan, a four-day workshop on the implementation of Yemen's project portfolio.
The workshop, which started on Monday, also intends to review the general conditions and adopted procedures for all IFAD projects and financing agreements.
Representatives of at least 30 relevant bodies take part in the workshop, including Economic Opportunities Fund (EOF), and Ministries of Planning and International Cooperation, Finance, Agriculture and Fisheries.
At the opening session of the workshop, Yemen's project portfolio Director Mohammed Abdul-Qader talked about the importance of applying the IFAD-adopted procedures and regulations of the financing agreement and the general conditions to implement projects, stressing that IFAD's all projects aim to eradicate poverty in rural areas.
Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council Abdul Latif bin Rashid al-Zayani has warned that Yemen is on the prim of a looming catastrophe because of foreign influence and private interests of some parties in the crisis Yemen has witnessed.
This was mentioned in his speech at the 10th round of the Manama Dialogue which is taking place during 5 – 7 December in the Bahraini capital, Manama.
“I believe that the Gulf initiative to settle the Yemeni crisis has included most, if not all, the related aspects to improve a general and active approach to solve security and strategic issues which primarily requires participation of the most effective bodies,” GCC Secretary General al-Zayani said.
“Despite all the support given to Yemen by the regional and international community, this country is at the edge of an impending disaster due to foreign influence and private interests of some influential parties in the crisis,” he added.
A US journalist and a South African citizen held by al-Qaeda in Yemen were killed during a rescue attempt by US and Yemeni forces, the Supreme Security Committee (SSC) said on Saturday.
A security crackdown was carried out by Yemeni Counter-terrorism forces in coordination with U.S. forces to free the two hostages who were held at the terrorist Saeed al-Daghari's house in Abadan village in Shabwa province, an official source at the SSC told Saba.
The security crackdown asked at first the terrorist elements to surrender themselves and release the hostages, but they refused to do so and immediately proceeded to shoot the hostages to kill them, the source explained.
The U.S. denounced on Thursday the bomb attack on the Iranian ambassador's residence in Sana'a, calling for a "thorough" investigation.
"The United States condemns the bombing at the Iranian ambassador’s residence in Sana’a earlier on Wednesday and expresses its condolences to the families of the victims,” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf was quoted as saying in a statement.
"Attacks on diplomatic facilities and against diplomats contravene all international norms and can never be justified or excused," Harf said, urging the Yemeni authorities to open a " thorough" investigation and "bring the perpetrators to justice".
On the other hand, France condemned on Thursday, in a statement issued by its Foreign Ministry, the bomb attack on the Iranian ambassador's residence in Sana'a, expressing its condolences to the families' victims.