Yemen & Saudi Arabia: CHANGE OF HEART? [Archives:1998/45/Front Page]

November 9 1998

There has been a considerable growth of goodwill between the leaderships of Yemen and Saudi Arabia over the last few months. Many observers have called it a genuine change of heart. 
Are they too hasty? 
The leaders of Yemen and Saudi Arabia exchanged six letters in two months. In addition, there have been four delegations headed by minister-level officials. The flurry of contact does show there is a new mood. 
One Yemeni opposition politician found the warming up between the leaders of the two countries disturbing in light of recent Saudi denunciation of Yemeni opposition media. “Are they ganging up on us?” he asked.