Yemen's Former Prime Ministers Accuses President Saleh of Inciting Tribes against Parties and Society
By Fatik Al-Rodaini
Sana'a- Feb 24, 2011- Hider Abu Baker Al-Atas, Yemen's former prime ministers in exile said in an interview with BBC channels that President Ali Abdullah Saleh's regime will probably fall in just one month if the current demonstrations in Yemen's provinces continue.
Al-Atas accused Saleh of provoking problems among Yemeni citizens, and inciting the Yemen's tribes against parties and the society.
''Saleh's pledge of not to being a candidate in the presidential elections in 2013 is because of the popular uprisings that overthrew the leaders of Tunisia and Egypt,'' he said. ''If not for the pressure, he would not have made any concessions,'' he added.
He affirmed that the Southern Movement might cancel their demand of separating the south from the north if the protests continue and the Saleh regime falls. ''We ask people in Yemen not to stop protesting until Saleh's regime leaves,'' he said. ''When the current regime falls we will tackle the problems between the south and the north,'' he added.