The leadership of the Coalition : A Ballistic Missile Launched By Houthis Escalates the Threats to the Truce
Al-Sharq al-Awsat, May 10, 2016
After it was suspended for two days, Yemeni peace talks taking place in Kuwait was resumed yesterday, as a result of diplomatic efforts by the Foreign Minister of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, and the ambassadors of the 18 countries sponsoring the peace process.
Yemeni government sources told Al-Sharq al-Awsat that the three committees emerging from the talks resumed their work after a meeting between Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Abdulmalik al-Mekhlafi and UN envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh. Mekhlafi confirmed “the need to determine the time frame and the roof of the talks.”
For his part, Abdulaziz Jabbari Deputy, Prime Minister and member of the government delegation at the peace talks, criticized the al-Huthi-Saleh delegation for refusing to discuss the implementation of the UN 2216 resolution and its insistence on the formation of a national unity government. Jabari said to Al-Sharq al-Awsat that “whenever we talked on the submission of weapons or the withdrawal from the cities and institutions, they said they want to form a government of national unity.”
In the meantime the Saudi Air Defense Forces intercepted yesterday dawn, a ballistic missile launched from Yemeni lands towards Saudi territories, and it was destroyed without causing any damage. The leadership of the coalition explained in a statement that they consider the launching of the rocket a serious escalation by the Houthi militias and forces of the ousted president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, at a time when the coalition is seeking to cooperate with the international community to maintain the peace and the success of Kuwait talks.
Son of bin Laden exhorts the «jihad» in Syria, "in preparation for the Liberation of Palestine"
Al-Quds, May 10, 2016
In an audiotape recording published on Monday on the web, the son of the former al-Qaeda’s leader, Osama bin Laden, urged Muslims for jihad in Syria, saying it paves the “Liberation of Palestine.”
The recording came after a similar recording published on Sunday by al-Qaeda’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri to “support” Jihad in Syria.
Both recordings coincides with the fifth anniversary of bin Laden’s death in Pakistan by US troops.
In his recording Hamza bin Laden said that “the Islamic nation must direct its attention to jihad in Syria ... and care about unifying the lines between the mujahideen there.”
He considered the fighting in Syria as “the best fields of this great mission”, the mission of the “Liberation of Palestine,” recalling that “the way for the Liberation of Palestine today is much closer than it was before the blessed Syrian Revolution,” referring to the protests that erupted in 2011 against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
Yemeni Peace Talks in Kuwait
To the right, the government delegation
To the left, Iran hiding behind the mask of the Houthi delegation