Yemen can do without the GCC [Archives:2004/704/Letters to the Editor]

January 19 2004

Mosad Al-Montaser
Brooklyn, New York
[email protected]

As a Yemeni national, I am burning up with rage over the statement by Mr. Abduallah bin Zayed that Yemen is not qualified to join the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Such statements reflect arrogance and indicate that GCC decision makers should do better in the test of modesty by God and people.
In my opinion, Yemen should not join the GCC any more. In fact, Yemen can do it on its own.
We will need to tie our belts be honest with God and our people and we will prevail.