Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 9 / Trend U.Sadikhova /
Despite concerns about instability in Yemen, the United States are unlikely to want to interfere in another conflict in the region, the German radio Deutsche Welle Arab Desk Head Rainer Sollich said.
"The United States, especially Barack Obama, have already learnt from experience in Afghanistan. They understand how difficult to get out the country once you are already in," Sollich told Trend over phone. "The United States will deal with Yemen in another way, that is, the U.S government will provide the Yemeni one with military and material aid."
Any direct interference of foreign forces in Yemen will only strengthen the hand of al-Qaeda terrorists in the country, Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister Rashad Al-Alimi said at a press conference in Sana'a. However, he stressed the need for Washington's cooperation and support for fighting against extremists, the pan-Arab Al Hayat newspaper wrote.
Al-Alimi said Yemen needs the U.S support for training and arms transfers, as well as the necessary equipment to fight against the terrorist subdivisions.
"Washington's support will reduce al-Qaeda's activity and help to eliminate it," Arab newspaper of Yemeni official said.
The U.S concern over the terrorist organization al-Qaeda's activity in Yemen increased after Nigerian citizen Umar Farooq Abdul Mutalib's attempt to blow up the airline of the U.S. Delta Airlines company flying from Amsterdam to Detroit in late December. The attacker was neutralized and later it was revealed that he passed a terrorist training in al-Qaeda's camp in Yemen.
According to the expert, given the numerous conflicts in the north and south of the country, as well as the activity of the Shiite movement Huthis and weakness of the government, the situation in Yemen was also difficult in past. But the latest incident with an attempt to blow up the aircraft has alarmed the United States.
"The recent incident once again drew attention to Yemen. The community realizes that this problem is likely to be similar with the situation in Afghanistan," Sollich said.
Nevertheless, given the distrust of the most Arab countries towards the U.S policy, it will be easier for the United States to render economic assistance to support the Yemeni government in solving conflicts within the country, he added.
Earlier, the United States decided to increase financial aid to Yemen by 56 percent. In the 2010 fiscal year, the government allocated $63 million, which does not include the "Funds - 1206" anti-terrorism provisions that have been already planned for this year.
In 2009, a decision was made to allocate $ 67 million to Yemen for equipping armed forces to support for anti-terror actions and strengthen border control.
"Of course, if the United States openly invades in Yemen, it can cause anger, as Yemen is a part of the Muslim and Arab world, which have no confidence towards the United States since the Bush Administration. Nothing was changed even during the presidency of Barack Obama," the expert said. "It will be easier for the United States to render economic assistance."
He said if al-Qaeda attacks the civil population, it is not better than the U.S. army's invasion or attacks of a Yemeni soldier using U.S weapons. "However, the United States will not intervene in another conflict, from which it will be difficult to find a way out that it is inevitable in Yemen," he added.
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