Al-Sahwa [Archives:2008/1162/Press Review]

May 9 2008

Thursday, June 5, 2008
Top Stories

– Head of Islah Party's Parliamentary Caucus: Supreme Commission for Elections doesn't concern Parliament, we will not take part in relevant amendments

– Passengers compelled to stay in Socotra for a longer time due to lack of flights

– Yemeni citizens detained in Guantanamo speaks to their families by phone for the first time

– JMP blames authority for failing to address pressing issues

The weekly reported that Yemen's main opposition coalition Joint Meeting Parties (JMP) has stressed the necessity of resuming effective dialogue between political forces, holding the Yemeni authorities responsible for failed results of talks which could have rescued the state from several tragedies and crises. JMP accused the authorities of closing constructive dialogue doors, clinging to power and not bearing responsibilities towards crises the nation is experiencing.

The opposition coalition further called for holding all-out national meeting including all political, social figures, representatives of civil society organizations and intellectuals have strong faith that political reforms can be achieved only thorough dialogue.

According to JMP, the ruling party's vision on dialogue with its members parties, which was released recently, is merely meant to declare a certain position in the face of political life in Yemen via which the ruling party wants to justify the current turmoil and dire situation in the country due to his unserious position about dialogue.

Responding to what is called 'General People Congress's vision on dialogue with JMP member parties, the opposition coalition said that the recent document released by the ruling party is merely a political statement via which the GPC leadership attempts to involve JMP in the problem, caused by its failed policies.

During a news conference held at the premise of Yemeni Socialist Party (YSP) this past weekend, JMP reaffirmed the necessity of the idea of dialogue generating from within the ruling party, which is responsible for the current crisis.