Al-Nahar [Archives:2004/721/Press Review]

March 18 2004

11 March 2004
Main headlines:
– Taiz in need of governor, disarmament inn Yemen in need of a law
– Al-Zindani denies involvement in September events, assassinations and explosions
– Journalists fail to settle accounts of the finance committee
The writer Faris Ghanim says in his article the opinions and political stands in Yemen regarding the American initiative on the Middle East and what it contains of projects concentrating on the political, economic, social and cultural reform through expansion of the area of democracy, are at variance. Though many Arab regimes have refused it, the republic of Egypt took the lead and said it would lead to arousing chaos in the oriental countries. The Yemeni official attitude has also rejected the American initiative in person of the foreign minister Abubakr al-Qirbi under the pretext that any partnership the United States and Europe want with countries of he Middle East would not succeed unless here is acceptance by those countries before talking about democracy projects and human rights; whatever is imposed is refused. The prime minister renewed that also by condemning America's attempt to devour a pie bigger than Iraq and wanting a status for Israel.