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 United Nations Secretary-General underlined that the only option for resolving the crisis in Yemen is negotiation.
Mr. Ban Ki-moon "is aware of reports that other States, in particular members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, are also supporting these [Military] operations," said a statement released from the office of the UN chief's spokesperson.
Mr. Ban called for ensuring the protection of civilians and emphasized that "negotiations remain the only option for ultimately resolving the crisis."
A clarification message from the Pakistani embassy in Sana’a denies the rumors of Pakistan involvement on the air strikes against Yemen.
The source was surprised of including the name of Pakistan to the list of countries who participated in last night air strikes on Sana’a and other Yemeni cities.
Ambassador to Yemen Dr. Irfan Shami said, Several international media reports are erroneously reporting that Pakistani aircraft were involved in the air strikes launched by the GCC coalition against Yemen in the early morning of Thursday, 26 March 2015.
The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Iyad Madani called on all Yemeni parties to act wisely and put the interests of Yemen above all political, tribal and sectarian accounts.
In a statement aired by Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Madani described the developments that are currently taking place in Yemen as "serious".
Madani urged all parties to avoid the military option and to response to the international and regional efforts that call for a comprehensive national dialogue to find a peaceful way out of the deepening crisis in Yemen
Yemen stands on the brink of civil war amid deepening political tensions and an uptick in sectarian violence, United Nations Special Adviser Jamal Benomar warned [Yesterday] as he explained that only through dialogue could the country achieve a peaceful political transition.
Briefing the Security Council via video conference in a rare Sunday session, Mr. Benomar told the UN body that Yemen was on a “rapid downward spiral” as the conflict took on “worrying sectarian tones and deepening north-south divisions.”
“Emotions are running extremely high and, unless solutions can be found, the country will fall into further violent confrontations,” Mr. Benomar declared. “Events in Yemen are leading the country away from political settlement and to the edge of civil war.”
The situation in Yemen has been rapidly deteriorating since the country formed a new Government in November 2014 aimed at ending a period of political turbulence and bringing about a full transition towards democracy. Nonetheless, the country has continued to be plagued by violence and mass political demonstrations despite UN efforts to bring about a peaceful political resolution
Yemen's unity and stability are under huge threats, which casts serious consequences for the Arab region and the international peace and security, Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said on Monday.
"Yemen is facing multiple challenges, which makes it imperative to help Yemen and drag it away from the edge of the abyss ", Shoukry said in his speech during the Arab League Council meeting at the ministerial level held in Cairo.
He reiterated Egypt's support for the institutions of the state in Yemen to carry out their national responsibilities in maintaining the unity of Yemeni territory.
The United Nations announced on Sunday the launch of the humanitarian response plan for Yemen for 2015 with an amount of US $747.5 million to deliver humanitarian aid to 8.2 million people.
Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen Johannes Van Der Klaauw said that the latest developments in Yemen confirm the importance of continuing humanitarian aid and expanding its domain to reach millions of vulnerable Yemeni people.
"Despite the political unrest in Yemen, the humanitarian community will continue to work in Yemen at its full capacity and within strong partnerships with local communities and local partners," Klaauw added.
He said that the humanitarian agencies are adhered to continue to deliver emergency humanitarian assistance and to provide protection services for people within the vulnerable groups.
He called on all donors and concerned parties to support such efforts and provide humanitarian response plan for Yemen during the current year.
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) renewed on Wednesday its call for all political parties in Yemen to implement the Council's relevant resolutions, especially the resolution 2201.
The council urged Yemeni political parties to reach a political agreement based on the Gulf initiative and the Peace and National Partnership Agreement (PNPA), confirming its respect to the unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Yemen.
Chaired by Francois Delattre, the ambassador and Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations in New York, the UNSC confirmed its support for the efforts made by the UN Special adviser on Yemen Jamal Benomar.
In closed consultations which lasted for more than two hours, Delattre said, "We have heard Benomar's briefing over the latest developments in Yemen, reviewing our concerns the lack of political solutions as well as growing of terrorist threats due to the ongoing security vacuum."