Al-Zindani urges President to hold government to account [Archives:2005/878/Local News]

September 19 2005

SANA'A- Sept. 17- Following accusations against him by the US Treasury, which were also published in the official newspapers, Sheikh Abdulmajid al-Zindani urged President Ali Abdullah Saleh to hold the government to account.

Al-Zindani described the stories as baseless and far away from reality.

Sheikh Abdulmajid al-Zindani said that President told him that these newspapers are undisciplined and work beyond control by harming the seamless reputation of different parties.

President Saleh told al-Zindani “I will hold the US concerned authorities responsible for your case and clarify to them whether they have material evidence on the base of which some Yemeni newspapers published stories against you.”

Sheikh al-Zindani demanded the government officially erase his name from the indictment, signaling out the government has never understood what it should do for restricting such fabrications. It tended to conceal facts and the Representative of Yemen in the UN did object to the resolution against him, he added.

He claimed the President and the Parliament to hold the government accountable for being remiss in defending its citizens, mainly the issuance of a UN resolution to freeze his money and present reports on his activities.