SANA'A, April 02 (Saba)- A speech was delivered by President Ali Abdullah Saleh at a meeting with youth leaderships in Sana'a.
In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate, I would like to thank your presence and your warm feelings. In God's will, you are this nation's hope for the future, you are its hope and that of every citizen.
The youth are the future's force, the youth are the foundation. We support those of the youth who are pure, clean, and non-politicized. Non-politicized, unlike those who are controlled with a remote control.
You were born free, and it is wrong for those seeking power to step on the youth. Those seeking power will have to do it in a civilized manner by going to the ballot boxes, and if the people grant them confidence, then they will immediately hand over the power.
However, The JMP are acting in a chaotic and mob-like manner, they believe that they can step on the youth's blood to achieve power. The JMP leaders are responsible for the regrettable events of Friday [18 March]. They are responsible for the pure blood that was shed in Taiz, Abyan, Sana'a, and other governorates. They are responsible for all this bloodshed, they are behind this crisis, and they are responsible for causing panic and unrest among citizens.
The blame falls on them, not on the regime. The JMP's illegitimate ambitions and uncivilized behavior are the reasons behind the crisis, and they want to reach power by coups. They are all allies: the al-Qaeda, Houthis, separatists, JMP, and all of them have joined forces so as to overthrow the political system. Overthrowing the political system will lead to disunity.
We support the youth and their demands and we will meet your legitimate demands. We will work and direct the concerned parties to meet all your demands.
"It is not legitimately right for a minority to impose its will on the majority. It is not possible in any case that the minority twists the arm of the majority. 95 per cent of the general population supports security and stability, a number of the so-called opposition have no shame in front of TV screens, satellite channels, and say that those who participated in the Friday march, in which more than 1.5 million people rallied, are from the central security, republican guard, and rescue forces.
Those jugglers and liars have no shame. One party, member of the JMP, said that the dialogue is over, and that it serves no purpose now that the president is in a conflict with his own people. If all those millions from Taiz, Hodeidah, Hadramout, Hajjah, Ibb, Mahwait, Amran, Dhamar, Raymah, if all those millions from the republic's governorates are in a conflict with the president, then the president should step down within hours.
If the 95 per cent majority is supporting the security and stability of the country, development and unity, while the 5 per cent minority is disturbing the security of the homeland, then who should be the one leaving? The minority should leave. Not only should they leave power, but the homeland as well. They should leave the country where they are no longer accepted. They should leave the country, which they are destabilizing.
They should leave and follow the footsteps of those who left after the 26 September and 14 October revolutions, and the war of summer of 1994. However, out of our good manners, and following the principle of granting pardon while in a state of power, we allowed them to return to the homeland as good citizens. They returned to ride the wave, fuel the situation in the country, create havoc, and act in the same fashion as those who were opposed to the 26 September and 14 October revolutions. In 1993, the latter fuelled sedition, created havoc, and committed acts of destruction, all of which led to the war, and left the country afterward. They should leave now. Leave, leave, leave.
Without mentioning their names, observe them through satellite channels or the press, and tell them: Leave, leave, leave!
Let the hirelings and agents leave the homeland. Let those who betrayed the revolution, republic, and democracy leave. They are the ones who should leave.
I salute the youth. May God bless you, and I thank you for all your warm feelings, and high spirits.
Peace and God's blessings be upon you.