International Community 'Aimed at Saving Saleh Regime'
A joint statement by Yemen’s five largest opposition parties today condemned yesterday’s brief London Conference on Yemen, at which international forces pledged “long-term” aid for the Yemeni government.
Though the two hour conference did produce a call for Saleh to “enact reform and continue to combat corruption,” it did seem that much of the focus was on increasing the government’s ability to survive as it fights two civil wars and a growing al-Qaeda presence.
But, noted the opposition, many of the problems Yemen faces were “due to the policies of this same regime,” and efforts to save it would actually support “instability and corruption” going forward.
Last 5 posts by Jason Ditz
- US Escalates ISIS Strikes, Pentagon Says They Can't Bomb Way to Victory - September 30th, 2014
- White House Presents Failed Yemen Intervention as 'Model' for ISIS War - September 30th, 2014
- Turkey Seeks Parliament Mandate for War in Iraq, Syria - September 30th, 2014
- White House Scoffs at Notion of Congress Voting on ISIS War - September 30th, 2014
- East Syria Economy in Ruins as US Destroys Privately-Owned Refineries - September 30th, 2014