Al-Rai_Al-Aam [Archives:2003/627/Press Review]

March 17 2003

11 March 2003
Main headlines:
– Islah party nominates artist Ayoub Tarish at a coin Taiz
– Large quantities of expired food &beverages seized in Mukala markets
– Parliament exceeds its constitutional powers
– YSP forces Islah to return the former's headquarters
– France, China, Russia threaten with using veto against a decision on Iraq
In its editorial the newspaper remarks that the government and opposition media have launched a heated campaign, similar to a war of statements. The most important aspect of the campaign is the came of disclosing secret documents exposing each side. The strange thing is that the opposition press is more capable of using this war of documents than that of the government.
All this campaign should not be thought that national and sovereignty issues of the country liable to political bidding. The homeland would always remain above all and it is not permissible to impinge upon any of its strategic and political issues, other than views and stands.