Al-Shumoo [Archives:2003/638/Press Review]

June 2 2003

24 May 2003
Main headlines:
– YSP, the trump card the Americans would play for changing the political map in Yemen
– Governors changing movement in the offing
– Women hold anti-violence conference
– In a few days, corruption files to open in five ministries
– American embassy, JMP hold contacts with the group 16
The newspaper's editorial says day by day we find our political reality ushers us into a dark future and that we are heading for tunnels of political crises.
Under these difficult circumstances the entire Arab region is passing, the most dangerous threat to the security and stability are those new media tones spelled by some political parties immediately in the wake of the president's decision of amnesty for the group 16 members. If the pardon decision is considered a good trait for the president the worst characteristic is to exploit that pardon for going too far in causing harm to the homeland by presenting a list of more demands reminding us with the lists of demands that Ali Salem al-Biedh had presented during the days of the political crisis that preceded the secessionist war, the formation of committees and interference of foreign political forces to discuss it.
Despite of our conviction of the importance of the decision we, however, are cautious of its being utilized negatively from inside and outside in order to engage the homeland and the Arab world in coming crises, especially that the Arab world as a whole is living into dangerous changeable not serving the Arab world in general and Yemen in particular.