By: Essam al-Sufiani - SEYOUN- Faisal Bin Shamlan, Joint Meeting Parties (JMP)'s presidential candidate, said Bin Ayfan district, located in Hadramout governorate, is a center for drugs harbored by the government.
In his second electoral festival held Saturday in Seyoun, Bin Shamlan said he obtained a report released by a foreign authority stating Bin Ayfan district is a center for drugs, accusing the state of not controlling it. "Don't you read reports released abroad?" he addressed the attendants.
Bin Shamlan reminded the citizens of the policy which the Yemeni Socialist Party (YSP) used to adopt as it accused the government of being procrastinating in returning lands to their owners according to their documents before the YSP confiscating them during its reign in Southern Yemen.
During the festival, attended by a small rally and televised by Yemeni satellite channel, Bin Shamlan instigated governorates against one another, stating some governorates are granted vacancies while Hadhramout, Marib, Shabwa and al-Jawf governorates are not. "Smoke and gases go to you, while petroleum vacancies go to others," he noted.
The JMP presidential candidate is running his campaign disguised in beggary, never hesitated to describe military and police members as beggars. "Military and police forces should be granted adequate salaries so that they wouldn't beg citizens or others. How come we ask military and police members to protect the country and provide security for its citizens while they receive petty salaries?"
Bin Shamlan didn't differentiate between the republican regime and government as he asked to change the current regime and replace it by a fair one, which he didn't reveal, but this time calling to overthrow the state which he described as a "cancer".
Indicating to his worn-out memory, Bin Shamlan forgot that he is a presidential candidate as he elaborated on Seyoun problems like watercourses and valley trees, as if he is running for local elections, unaware of his presidential platform. This proves what has been said that Bin Shamlan had his platform ready, commenting only on the way it was phrased, and that –according to the head of his campaign- he rephrased it using his awesome literary style.
By using contradicting speeches, instigating language, and referring to the past, Bin Shamlan puts an end to several violations made by JMP newspapers. Controlling the JMP presidential festival by Islah Party has provoked and enraged other leaderships of the JMP as they said this act on the part of Islah restricted their participation in the festival.
Sources that attended the festival said the festival began with a welcoming speech by the head of Islah Seyoun Branch, followed by Bin Shamlan and then Vice-chairman of Islah Shoura Council. Sources added that Islah leadership of Seyoun Branch interrupted the citizens' questions during Bin Shamlan's speech, justifying there was no need to make such questions in the festival.
Shamlan is nothing but a puppet for the opposition parties to execute their PR agenda in this campaign. They know they're not going to win.
The Saudi aggression and its hirelings continued to breach the UN-backed ceasefire in several provinces during the past 24 hours, a security official said Sunday.
The Saudi warplanes waged an air raid on Abbs district in Hajjah province, a raid on Kilo 16 area in Hodeida province and two air raids on al-Masloub district in Jawf province, the official explained.
The Saudi aggression targeted Harf Sufyan district of Amran province with 15 sorties and targeted a cement-loaded truck in the district, the official added.
The Riyadh's hirelings in Taiz province pounded Dhubab city, al-Amri Mount and many areas in al-Waze'yah district, he said.
The hirelings pounded the army and popular committees sites in Jahmalya and Tha'abat areas in Taiz province. They continued to target al-Shabka Mount, al-Madrab Mount, al-Qashuba area with medium weapons.
The official confirmed that many hirelings were killed or injured when they tried to advance towards al-Dhahura Mount in al-Waze'yah district in Taiz.
The national delegation described on Saturday the Saudi aggression bombing on al-Amaliqa military camp threatens the truce and talks progress.
The delegation's statement came in a letter of protest handed over to the UN Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed against the intensive bombing by the Saudi warplanes on al-Amaliqa camp taken place on Friday in Amran province.
The continuation of the air raids on the country clearly showed the lack of sincere will and serious efforts to reach a political solution, the delegation said.
The letter was handed over during the talk session held today at Bayan Palace in Kuwait in the presence of the UN envoy and the talk delegation's heads.
The Saudi-led coalition and its mercenaries continued to breach the UN-announced ceasefire during the past few hours in a number of provinces, a military official said Friday.
The aggression warplanes launched a raid on Serwah district of Mareb province and two others on al-Maslob district in Jawf province, the official said.
He added that the hostile war jets targeted Harf Sufian district in Amran province with two raids, in addition to six raids waged on the district since the morning.
The warplanes and spying planes flew intensively in the sky of districts of Taiz province and on the coastal strip.
The military official said the aggression’s mercenaries pounded different parts of Serwah district in Mareb province with artillery shells. They bombed the sites of the army and popular committees in Jarrah Mount and Usaifera area in Taiz province with medium and heavy weapons.
At least 11 people were killed in Dhalea province when the Saudi warplanes targeted al-Mahla area with several raids, a military official said.
The Saudi warplanes also hit Harib-al-Qaramish area and Serwah district of Mareb province with several air raids, the official said, adding the raids caused many casualties.
Moreover, a woman was wounded when the aggression targeted Hareb-Nehm in Sana'a province with two air raids to back an attempt of the hirelings to make progress on the ground.
In Sana'a province, the Riyadh's hirelings targeted the army and popular committees' sites in Nehm district and fired tens of rockets on Mabda'a, Bani Bareq and Malh areas in the district, according to the official.
The hirelings in Taiz province hit al-Qashuba area in al-Waze'yah district, al-Amri and Dhubab city with artillery shells.
The aggression dropped sound bombs on the sky of Harf Sufyan district of Amran province, he noted.
Meanwhile, the Saudi aggression intensified flying on the skies of the capital and its suburbs, Taiz and its coastline, Sa'ada, Hajjah, Mareb and Mahweet, Jawf provinces.
An agreement was reached to release one thousand prisoners from both of the parties to the conflict in Yemen before the holy month of Ramadan, sources in the national delegation in Kuwait said on Thursday.
The sources explained that each party will submit a list of 500 prisoners to the United Nations next Saturday, which in turn will hand over the list of each party to the other party.
The national delegation continued on Thursday, during a session with the UN envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, to discuss ideas and proposals relating to the transition roadmap.
In the session, the national delegation insisted on the need to form a consensus executive authority and determine the time-bound tasks and powers of the transitional phase leading to presidential and parliamentary elections.
The delegation underlined the importance of finding adequate guarantees for a political solution leads to stopping the Saudi aggression, lifting the siege, achieving peace and ending the suffering of the Yemeni people
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has called on all parties to the conflict in Yemen to take steps to end the suffering of civilians.
The MSF demanded the parties to the conflict to ensure the safety of health facilities and their workers and give them the opportunity to do their job effectively and safely.
" The organization (MSF) does its efforts in areas that are most in need of medical and humanitarian assistance and we ask all parties to the conflict to respect our work, " MSF's official Will Turner said in a press release.
Turner confirmed that the organization will remain committed to providing health care to patients and respond to the emergency medical needs and will stand by the side of the conflict victims.