Experts: President Saleh lives his last hours as Yemeni President
Azerbaijan , Baku, June 4 / Trend A. Tagiyeva /
After the attack on the residence of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the situation in the country will deteriorate and Saleh is predicted to soon be ousted from power, experts said.
Doctor of Political Sciences at the British University of Westminster Abdel Wahhab AlEffendi said that the situation in Yemen will only deteriorate following the current events. In comprehending the full hopelessness of his situation, Saleh would be forced to resign.
"Saleh will fail to stay in power after all this," Abdel Wahhab AlEffendi told Trend over the phone from London.
A mosque was attacked yesterday at the residence of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in the capital of Yemen. President Saleh and Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Mujawar were both there at the time and received injuries. Moreover, militants of tribes shot dead seven fighters of the Yemeni Republican Guard who were the elite of the country's military formation.
The Yemeni Government has laid the responsibility for the attack on the influential northern tribe Hashid , led by Sheikh Sadeq Al-Ahmar, who joined the anti-presidential opposition in March. The armed clashes between the tribal opposition and the forces began in Sana'a on May 23.
Sadeq Al-Ahmar said that the tribal members have no relation to the attack. On the contrary, he laid the responsibility for the attack on President Saleh, who is trying to justify the escalation of violence in the streets of Sana'a.
An expert on the Middle East Saleh Zeitoun said that President Saleh has lost his chances to remain in power as a result of the fighting not only with the Yemeni people, but with his tribe -- the largest tribe in Yemen and one that is perfectly armed.
Given Yemeni tribes' excellent military training and possession of a significant quantity of arms, Yemen may very well soon start a civil war that will last for some time, Zeitoun said.
"Saleh's regime is doomed, it is just a matter of time," Zeitoun told Trend via e-mail.
Al-Effendi said that after the events in Yemen, the Arab Gulf countries will control the situation in Yemen and may continue to interfere even more in the country's affairs.
The anti-government demonstrations demand the resignation of President Saleh, who has been in power for more than 30 years. Demonstrations have continued in Yemen since early February. According to Western media, several hundred people were killed during the events in the country.