Saturday, May 19, 2012

German ambassador warns Yemen's Saleh

By Fatik al-Rodaini
SANA'A, May 19, 2012- German ambassador to Yemen Holger Green said Yemen's ex-president and his relatives' interference in the country affairs complicates matters for President Hadi.
In an interview with a local English newspaper, Yemen Fox, he cautioned those Yemeni officials who impede the implementation of the GCC deal with "very painful" sanctions by the European Union, stressing that all choices will be possible.
"Those who intend to obstruct the political settlement should realize our seriousness" he added.
Green said that former president Ali Abdullah Saleh has not abandoned politics, stressing that recent events evidently showed that Saleh and his family largely practice their influence on Yemen's arena.
He said that the political situation in Yemen is still far from being stable, hailing recent developments as "much better than most of the foreign observers had expected in November 2011.

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