Almotamar.net - Sana'a- President Ali Abdullah Saleh has on Wednesday welcomed beforehand supposed issuance of a statement by the UN Security Council concerning the political crisis in Yemen. The President has also accused the extremist forces and the for4ces violating the constitutional legitimacy inside the Joint Meeting Parties (JMP) and their partners of creating events of violence and clashes and using the youth as human shields for heavily armed demonstrations and causing killed and wounded persons, believing that by that they could get political gains and obtain resolutions.
President Saleh has emphasized that the solution of Yemen problems would not come from abroad but rather from inside, accusing the extremists and those violating the law and order and the constitutional legitimacy of procrastination in the talks for a political solution and sitting together at dialogue table.
In his address during presiding over a meeting of the extraordinary meeting of the main Standing Committee of the General People's Congress (GPC) in Sana'a on Wednesday, the President expressed anew his readiness to sign the GCC initiative, demanding offering Gulf, European and American guarantees for implementing the Gulf initiative on the ground.
President Saleh has also criticized the parties of the JMP of their non-cooperation with his Vice President Abed Rabu Mansour Hadi during 112 days the President spent in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for treatment following the terrorist attack on the Mosque of the Presidency House on 3 June 2011. He criticized them of revenge acts, attacking electric power lines in Mareb and attacking and robbing military camps in Nahm, Ibn Ghailan and Arhab as well as attacking the security in Taiz and urging for occupying the Presidential Palace in Taiz and the government complex and the fall of Abyan province, pointing out to documents exposing their cooperation and coordination with al-Qaeda organization for the fall of Zanjibar city in the hands of al-Qaeda organization.
The United Nations has warned of the accelerating collapse of basic services in Yemen due to the aggression, siege and fighting which was described as “devastating.”
The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen Johannes van der Klaauw said in a press conference in Cairo that the current estimations indicate that more than 14 million people in Yemen cannot get sufficient health care.
He noted that 20 governorates, out of 22 governorates, are affected and that about 2.3 million people were forced to leave their homes which created a deteriorating and desperate humanitarian situation over the past seven months, stressing the importance of promptly finding out a political solution before it is over.
The UN official said that 3 million children and women are in need for medication because of malnutrition while 1.8 million children are deprived of schooling since March.
Klaauw pointed out the increasing deterioration of the basic services as a direct result of the dispute and the lack of necessary supplies to pay salaries or to cover maintenance costs.
Oxfam welcomed on Friday the changing of the British policy on exporting weapons to Saudi Arabia which is used in its aggression against Yemen.
The Oxfam emphasized citizens are in the fire line not only because of weapons, but also of the siege imposed on Yemen which affected its main services and economy.
Josephine Hatton, director of the Middle East program at Oxfam, said in a statement the organization welcomed the alteration of the British attitude towards the denial of Saudi Arabia in targeting citizens in its airstrikes against Yemen, and insisting to conduct serious investigations in that regard.
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond called on Thursday to carry out a serious investigation on the Saudi air raids against Yemen.
In an interview with the BBC, Hammond said the denial of Saudi in targeting citizens by its airstrikes against Yemen since March is not enough, serious investigations must been conducted in that regard.
A suicide bomber blew himself up on Tuesday in front of the Faculty of Agriculture in Ibb University, a security source said.
"The explosion did not cause any casualties," the source said, noting that the suicide bomber detonated himself before he was arrested by the security men, who noticed he was wearing an explosive belt.
The Médecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) organization said on Monday that thousands of Yemeni people still incapable to receive medical care because of the absence of transportation means and closing the health facilities.
In its statement, the MSF said many of health facilities have totally or partly been destroyed as a result of the airstrikes and war in the country.
MOSCOW– Russia affirmed on Saturday its support to the exerted efforts to hold a new talks' round on the Yemeni crisis and with the participation of the various sides.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation said, in its statement issued Saturday, it is important to do all the possible efforts in order to end violence in Yemen and reach peace all over the country via implementing dialogue gathering all the Yemeni political powers.