Iryani & Al-Ahmar’s Reconciliation, Groundless [Archives:2000/20/Local News]

May 15 2000

A report issued last Wednesday May 10, 2000 by the General Secretariat of Yemeni Congregation for Reform (Islah) confirming that news about a reconciliation meeting sponsored by the President and held between sheikh Al-Ahmar, Speaker of Parliament and Dr. Iryani, Prime Minister, was groundless.
Relations between the two men are tense and strained, especially after Al-Ahmar’s statements to “Al-Moshahed Al-Syasi” mentioning that Dr. Iryani was seeking to appease the US government at the expense of Yemen and that Dr. Iryani was only representative of himself.
On the other hand, foreign minister Abdul Kader Ba Jamal, stated to Al-Mithak newspaper that what the speaker of the Parliament had said was just the Islah point of view.