Al-Mithaq [Archives:2007/1056/Press Review]

June 4 2007

Monday, May 28
Main headlines

– Prime Minister inaugurates meetings of Arab Group for Control and Audit Organizations

– Sa'ada governor: Terrorists don't abide by suspension of operations, security authorities foil attempt to traffic gas cylinders to rebels

– Yemen reaches agreements with donor countries to fund agreed upon projects

– Supreme Examination Commission warns high school students of forged schoolbooks

– Yemeni Consulate in Jeddah marks the 17th Anniversary of the National Unity

– Yemen reaches agreement with US Administration with regard to Gitmo inmates

– Foreign Minister: Yemen has fixed stance to follow up homecoming of Gitmo detainees

Yemeni Foreign Minister Abu Bakr Al-Qirbi renewed confirmations that Yemen has an announced official stance since the very beginning to help its citizens detained in Guantanamo Pay, the ruing party-affiliated weekly reported on its front page. It said that the government is serious to pursue hard efforts for the immediate release and homecoming of Guantanamo inmates, adding Al-Qirbi denied that Yemen refused to receive its citizens detained in Guantanamo Pay. “Yemen remains adherent to its official stance toward its citizens jailed in the U.S bases or in other countries,” the Yemeni Foreign Minister declared. He described his meeting with the American advocates who are visiting Yemen to defend Yemeni Guantanamo detainees as 'positive and excellent'.

According to Al-Qirbi, the American lawyers examined all the efforts expended by the Yemeni government, as well as its repeated attempts to release its Guantanamo inmates. The American advocates have corrected all the false information they received regarding the Yemeni government's official stance. “Yemen is one of the first countries that sent a security team to Guantanamo Jail to discuss security issues,” Al-Qirbi went on to say.