Gulf Initiative Endangers the Yemeni Revolution

Posted on 21 April 2011 by hashimilion

Saleh Habra

 

One of the political leaders of the Houthis, Saleh Habra said that the Gulf initiative on Yemen is unacceptable.

One of the main flaws of the initiative is that it tries to restore Ali Abdullah Saleh’s legitimacy. Saleh lost his legitimacy as a ruler when the people went out into the streets.

The initiative’s other main problem  is that it gives Saleh time to recuperate and reorganise his forces.

Habra also believes that the initiative will threaten the unity of the revolutionaries by dividing them into two camps. Those that support the initiative and those that reject it.

Part of the initiative involves transferring Saleh’s presidential powers to his deputy. But the initiative does not explicitly deal with Saleh’s fate or his removal. The initiative does however guarantee Saleh immunity from any future criminal prosecution should he step down from power.

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