Almotamar.net - The General People Congress (GPC)'s general committee discussed on Wednesday several ideas pertaining to a mechanism in accord with the constitution to carry out the Gulf initiative.
In its extraordinary meeting chaired by Vice President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi, the GPC's general committee asserted that the implementation of the Gulf initiative should assure achieving its goals, which are:
- The solution should lead to maintain the unity, security and stability of Yemen.
- It should meet with the ambitions of the Yemeni people of change and reform.
- The transfer of powers should be carried out in smooth and safe way via a national concord to keep Yemen away from anarchy and violence.
- All parts have to abide by eliminating all elements of political and security tension.
- All parts have to abide by stopping all forms of revenge and prosecution via guarantees.
After reaching an agreement on the mechanism, President Ali Abdullah Saleh will issue a decree to authorize the Vice President with requisite constitutional powers to conduct a dialogue with the parts singed the initiative on the timeframe and follow-up of the mechanism's implementation under a regional and international auspice and to assure holding an early presidential election.
The GPC general committee called on the Joint Meeting Parties (JMP) and its partners to take part in the dialogue as soon as possible and to end the division in the military establishments.
The committee also demanded the security bodies to declare the findings of the investigation of the presidential palace mosque attack, which is almost completed as Vice President said.
During the meeting, the Vice President indicated to the decisions adopted to enhance the political and security performance, reviewing the practical steps taken in some governorates to overcome the difficulties hindering the supplies access to the citizens.
Hadi stressed to avoid complexity or delay, saying they always lead to failure.
The meeting has touched on the essential requirements to end the ongoing crisis safely.
The general committee voted unanimously for the statement issued by the end of its two-day meetings
The UN Security Council adopted on Tuesday a unanimous Resolution No. (2204) extending sanctions on individuals and entities involved in acts threatening peace, security and stability in Yemen which reflects
The First Military Region's commander Abdulrahman al-Halili survived an assassination attempt, a military source said on Monday.
One of the commander's guards was killed and six others injured when a bomb planted at roadside exploded targeting his motorcade in al-Qatan district in Hadramout province, the Defense Ministry's website quoted the military source as saying.
The General Secretariat of the Arab League said the latest developments in Yemen will be discussed within the agenda of the 143rd session of the League's Ministerial Council next month.
"It was agreed to discuss the latest developments in Yemen within the agenda of the regular session of the Arab League Council at the level of Arab foreign ministers to be held in March 09 - 10 in Cairo", Arab League's Deputy Secretary-General Ambassador Ahmed Ben Helli said in a press statement on Sunday.
The UN Secretary General Advisor on Yemen Affairs Jamal Benomar has announced that the political parties reached progress in the dialogue in preparation for a comprehensive dialogue.
Benomar said that the political powers had agreed on the form of the legislative power for the transitional period to ensure participation of all components which were not included in the current parliament.
Russia called on Thursday Yemen's political parties to work as hard as possible to reach an agreement of the current impasse in Yemen.
All political powers did not relinquish the dialogue on forming new State's institutions, despite continuing the current crisis in Yemen," Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich told reporters.
He urged all political parties to speed up negotiations and show maximum flexibility in order to reach a settlement and implement the Security Council resolution 2201.
The Arab Parliament affirmed its absolute rejection of any foreign interference in Yemen internal affairs, warning that that will lead to the aggravation of the situation in the country.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Arab Parliament called on all Yemeni political parties to quickly reach a peaceful solution to the current impasse to maintain Yemen's unity and its territorial integrity.
Advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations on Yemen Jamal Benomar returned to Sana'a on Saturday.
During the visit, Benomar would meet with the political parties and components to discuss ways to overcome the current challenges facing Yemen and steps to complete the transition period and implement the National Dialogue Conference outcomes
A small smuggling boat carrying 49 Africans sank on Monday off southwest coast of Yemen between Miyun Island and Thubab coast after it capsized due to strong currents and waves.
Commander of the 17th Infantry Brigade Brigadier Saleh al-Sobari explained that the brigade patrols managed to rescue five Somalis, including a woman, and eight Ethiopians before drowning and recovered a body of a Somali.