Al-Wahdawi [Archives:2005/852/Press Review]

June 20 2005

Main headlines

– Yemen receives detainees from Guantanamo Bay base

– 113 cases of dengue fever and polio in one week, 20 thousand cases of AIDS

– NUO general secretariat evaluates results of meeting with the president

– US commander of the central command makes a sea tour of Aden in precaution of Qaeda members infiltration

– No meeting between JMP and American diplomats

The newspaper's managing editor writes about the reformist movement of June saying the rectifying movement of 13 June 1974 came with cautious steps from inside the army bearing a national project to rectify the course of the 26 September revolution and its first steps was the statement issued by the army.

The statement had criticized the big failure and deterioration of the situations that were prevalent in the country, calling for urgent reform to end that abnormal state. The article goes on mentioning that the then political forces had praised the statement of the army and saw it as bearing a concern towards the homeland that all was thinking about. The Yemeni students league in Egypt in Cairo at that time rushed to welcome the movement and expressed willingness to cooperate with it. Despite the prevalence of the Nasserite characteristic on the movement, participation of all the country's political trends in it had continued in various institutions of the state because the Nasserite orientation was intending an example of rule aimed at participation of all political spectra in order to formulate a draft of the national charter so as to be the people's charter.